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Arrest made in deadly hit-and-run on Dixie Highway, what we know

Police said their preliminary investigation reveals a 19-year-old man was trying to cross Dixie Highway when he was hit by a vehicle who was heading north.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — A man killed in an apparent hit-and-run Friday night has been identified.

The coroner said Derrick Wright Jr., 19, died from blunt force trauma.

Metro Police responded around 10:30 p.m. following reports of a man being hit in the 2100 block of Dixie Highway.

In their preliminary investigation, police said Wright was trying to cross Dixie Highway when he was hit by a vehicle headed north. The person did not stop to help Wright.

Wright was pronounced dead at the scene.

On Tuesday, LMPD said 28-year-old Collin Taylor was arrested and charged with leaving the scene of an accident and failure to render aid. 

If anyone was in the area at the time or may have information, please call LMPD's anonymous tip line at (502)574-LMPD (5673) or utilize the online Crime Tip portal here.

The Traffic Unit is handling the investigation.

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