Police: Car drags man's body stuck in windshield for 2 miles on Interstate 71/75

Investigators think victim was walking on highway

COVINGTON, Ky. – While police investigate a horrific accident that killed a man on I-71/75, a witness who saw the body protruding from the car windshield says she couldn't understand what the driver was thinking.

Police said the man drove two miles with the other man's body caught in the broken glass before he reached the Speedway at Fifth and Philadelphia streets and called for help.

"If it had been me. I would have been jumping out of the car just running, screaming. I didn't understand his nonchalance," said Shawna Hudson.

Hudson said she flagged down a police officer after following the black car up I-71/75 and stopping near the Speedway. She said she couldn't believe it and thought someone was pulling a prank.

“We just happened to get behind him when he had his flashers on and noticed that something was hanging from his car just flapping around, hitting against the ground," Hudson said.

At first, she said, she thought it might be plastic sheeting or a rug.

"I said, 'That can't be real. That has to be a sick joke,'" said Hudson.

Police found one of the man's feet in the northbound lanes of the highway about 150 yards from Kyles Lane exit. 

In cell phone video of a police interview, the driver -- whom police have declined to identify -- said that the victim was walking on the interstate when the collision occurred.

Fort Wright dispatchers received a call just before 1 a.m. about a pedestrian in that area, but officers didn't see anybody when they responded.

Police are reviewing video from interstate cameras and counting on possible eyewitnesses to tell them what happened.

Police have not released the names of the driver or the pedestrian, pending notice to his next of kin. They ask anyone who witnessed the crash to call the Covington Police Traffic Unit at 859-292-2252.

WCPO will update this story as more information becomes available.

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