Reward for information in fatal Grant County hit-and-run raised to $10K

Posted at 4:36 PM, Jul 05, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-05 18:29:28-04

DRY RIDGE, Ky. -- A hit-and-run investigation in Grant County remains unsolved after nearly two months. Now, the family of the teenage victim is pleading for answers.

Logan Cooper, 19, was hit by a car along Dixie Highway in Dry Ridge while walking home at about 3 a.m. May 21, according to Kentucky State Police. Cooper died at the scene.

There is now a $10,000 reward for information in the case. Friends of the family have also set up a Facebook page for sharing information. A memorial fundraiser is also in the works.

Family and friends of Cooper said it's hard to get closure because so many questions remain unanswered. Tony Cooper, Logan's dad, said he was "flooded with emotions: sadness, anger; I mean, I couldn't believe it."

Since then, things haven't gotten easier for the mourning father.

"Tough being without him, especially Father's Day and Fourth of July, but I guess you have to go on and remember the good memories," he said.

Tony Cooper said he believes the driver could be local and is possibly afraid to come forward.

"There's someone out there who knows something," he said. "I don't know if they're scared, but all they have to do is call KSP."

Kentucky State Police said they following up on every lead given. They're using tips, detectives and crash reconstruction experts to get to the bottom of the deadly hit-and-run. But there are still challenges.

"At 3 a.m., there's really not a whole lot of traffic, and I believe it was raining at that time, so it makes visibility and everything way down," Trooper Charles Loudermilk said. "So it does make it difficult for us."

They asked anyone with information about the hit-and-run to call Kentucky State Police at 859-428-1212. Tipsters can remain anonymous and may be eligible for the $10,000 reward.