UPDATE: Deputies locate wanted driver in Fayette County


UPDATE (11/27/15 12:22 A.M.): The Fayette County Sheriff’s Department was able to identify the driver wanted after an early morning accident in the Victor area. The driver admitted to accidentally hitting a deer, but said after his airbags deployed he lost sight of it, according to an official.

“As always, we are grateful to our citizens for providing tips to us that permit us to quickly resolve incidents of this nature,” Sheriff Kesler said.

The driver of the vehicle only had liability insurance, and did call to report the accident, according to the Sheriff’s Department. No charges were filed.

ORIGINAL: The Fayette County Sheriff’s Department asked for the public’s help locating a car involved in an accident early Thursday, Nov. 26. 

Sometime between 4:00 and 5:00 a.m., a driver hit a deer along U.S. Route 60 in the Victor area near Wilson road, according to the sheriff’s department.. The deer was knocked through the side of a garage, causing damage to both it and the vehicle parked inside. Deputies believe the driver then removed the deer’s antlers before fleeing the scene.

“From evidence at the scene it appears that the driver may have intentionally swerved off of the road to strike and kill this deer,” said Sheriff Kessler. Several people were seen loading the suspected vehicle onto a car hauler at the intersection of U.S. Route 60 and Wilson Road later Thursday morning, department officials said.

Authorities said they believe the vehicle involved was a 2007 Ford Mustang GT. There should be extensive damage to the right front area.

If anyone has information, they’re asked to call the Fayette County 911 Center at 304-574-3590. You can also submit a tip through the Fayette County Sheriff’s Department Facebook page.

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