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Man Charged With Hit & Run, Leaving Scene of Injury Crash

By Jessie Williams 

A Westmoreland man was charged with hit a run, leaving the scene and failure to report following an incident that occurred on July 20.

According to an affidavit of complaint filed by Deputy Tim Freeman of the Macon County Sheriff’s Department, 52-year-old Bobby Morris caused an injury crash and left the scene.

The injury crash occurred after a tire, affixed to the trailer Mr. Morris was towing, came unattached and struck an oncoming vehicle. 

The vehicle Mr. Morris was driving had an expired Kentucky registration and no proof of insurance could be provided to law enforcement.

The report goes on to state that Mr. Morris knowingly did not stop to check on the driver of the vehicle that was struck. Instead, Mr. Morris is said to have deliberately tried to get away.

The trailer was leaving marks on the road however, and was found at a residence on Red Hill Rd. close to the state line. 

Mr. Morris was charged with financial responsibility violation, violation of registration law, driver to exercise due care, hit and run, failure to report and leaving the scene of an injury crash.

His bond was set at $6,500 and he is scheduled to appear in general sessions court on July 22, 2021.