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Huntington PD locates driver suspected in fatal hit and run

Pictured is a 2004 Explorer similar to the one that is believed to have been involved in the fatal hit-and-run accident. (Source: Huntington PD) Pictured is a 2004 Explorer similar to the one that is believed to have been involved in the fatal hit-and-run accident. (Source: Huntington PD)
HUNTINGTON, TX (KTRE) -

A hit-and-run incident in Huntington claimed the life of a 54-year-old Huntington man early Tuesday morning.

According to Huntington Police Chief Bobby Epperly, the hit-and-run incident occurred near the intersection of U.S. Highway 69 and South First Street at about 6 a.m. Tuesday. The man who died as a result of his injuries was identified as Walter Griggs.

As of 2:11 p.m. Tuesday, the Huntington Police Department had located the driver of the vehicle involved in the hit-and-run incident. Epperly said the man has been identified as Cody Bailey, 29, of Huntington. The chief said that Bailey is cooperating with authorities and that the incident is still under investigation at this time.

Epperly said it looks as though Griggs was walking south on the shoulder of Highway 69 when the hit-and-run incident occurred. The Huntington PD chief said it appears that the vehicle came off the highway and struck the man, and one of his shoes was found 40 feet down the road.

Griggs was later pronounced dead at the hospital, Epperly said.

A lady who said she is a nurse was at the scene, and she turned around and went back to where Griggs had been hit. She told the Huntington Police department that a man was sitting there in a silver or gray 2004 to 2006 Ford Explorer and described him as a white man in his late 20s or 30s, Epperly said.

The woman asked the man if had had called 911, and he said no. The man also asked her if she is a nurse, Epperly said. When the woman said yes, the man allegedly said, “I got to go” and left the scene.

Epperly said the woman told police that the vehicle matched the description of the pieces of the vehicle found on the scene.

Epperly said people in the community knew of Griggs because he lived in a nearby apartment complex he was always seen walking around. Griggs’ brother said his sibling was probably going to the ATM to get some money, the Huntington PD chief said.

As of 2:11 p.m. Tuesday, the Huntington Police Department had located the driver of the vehicle allegedly involved in the hit-and-run incident. Epperly said the man has been identified as Cody Bailey, 29, of Huntington. The chief said that Bailey is cooperating with authorities and that the incident is still under investigation at this time.

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