Hit-Skip Driver Caused Thursday Crash On I-275

Deputies say a speeding Mercedes-Benz caused a chain reaction wreck that brought I-275 to a halt.

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(Petersburg, Ky.) - A speeding driver fled the scene after causing a crash on Interstate 275 near Petersburg Thursday morning.

The crash happened at around 8:00 a.m. on I-275 Eastbound. Boone County deputies say a white, newer model Mercedes-Benz was reportedly speeding and changing lanes when it struck another vehicle from behind.

That collision caused a chain-reaction crash involving four vehicles. Although injuries were initially reported, it turned out nobody was hurt in the wreck.

The white Mercedes-Benz fled the scene and has not been located. Call the Boone County Sheriff’s Office if you can help identify the vehicle or driver.

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