Lenny James Shay: Cold Spring man struck, killed by vehicle on Alexandria Pike

COLD SPRING, Ky. -- A Cold Spring man is dead after police say he tried to cross Alexandria Pike in Northern Kentucky early Tuesday morning.

Officers say Lenny James Shay, 37, was killed after a vehicle struck him while he was trying to cross the roadway around 1 a.m.

Shay lived at Rocky View Apartments on Harvest Trail off of Alexandria Pike with his wife Kim and son Dylan.

The vehicle involved did not stop after hitting Shay and police are still searching for the driver.

Kim told 9 On Your Side she wants justice for her husband's death and for the suspect to turn him or herself in to authorities.

"You all have families. I don't know if you do or not, but you need to understand something. You took someone who was dearly precious to us. And if you have the common decency you would please do something, let us know, we have to take care of this, we have to have closure," said Kim.

Kim said her husband was on his way to Speedway, which is located across the street on Alexandria Pike from the family's apartment, to pick up some late-night snacks.

Kim said she wanted to go with her husband because he has trouble seeing at night but he refused to have her go with him.

"I woke up this morning and I freaked out, because he wasn't there anymore," she said.

"I just want to tell him I loved him again, you know."

Antonio Watley, a witness to the crash, told 9 On Your Side he saw the incident unfold before his eyes. Watley was on his way to Speedway and just made it to the other side of the road when Shay was hit.

"He rolled on top of it, say this is the car, this is him, he was on top of the hood, they stopped for a few seconds, he rolled down, they kept going like that."

Watley said he could not make out who was driving the car.

Officials say the vehicle is possibly a charcoal gray Toyota with front-end damage.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Cold Spring Police Department at (859) 441-6289 or the Campbell County Dispatch Center at (859) 292-3622.

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