WATCH: Search continues for missing driver of I-75 crash

Posted at 3:58 PM, Oct 21, 2016

WALTON, Ky. -- Police say they found a vehicle that had crashed along Interstate 75 early Friday morning, but the driver was nowhere to be found.

The crash happened around 4 a.m. Friday, when witnesses say the vehicle went off the road on I-75 near Walton, through the guardrail and down an embankment, according to Boone County Sheriff’s Deputies.

The Sheriff’s Office and the Walton Fire Department searched for hours, but they have yet to identify the driver.

A 911 caller said they saw the car’s tail lights as it sped past the guardrail.

“A car went off  the road, and it went behind the guardrail, down over the hill. You can’t even see it from the road,” the caller said.

Joey Vest, assistant chief of Walton Fire Department, said in some crashes first responders fear those involved may have been ejected, or the driver may flee from the scene out of fear.

“You never know what to expect,” Vest said. “ I’ve seen some cars really crunched up pretty bad, and people walk away from those accidents with minor to no injuries at times.”

Investigators are still working to identify the driver based on tags and vehicle infomation.

Anyone with information on this crash should call police.