Law enforcement officers still are searching for a man after a three-vehicle hit-and-run accident yesterday on Kentucky 36 just east of Milton. (Photo from Milton Fire and Rescue’s Facebook page)
Law enforcement officers still are searching for a man after a three-vehicle hit-and-run accident yesterday on Kentucky 36 just east of Milton. (Photo from Milton Fire and Rescue’s Facebook page)
Law enforcement officers still are searching for a man after a three-vehicle hit-and-run accident yesterday on Kentucky 36 just east of Milton.

A news release from Milton Fire and Rescue said they were dispatched just before 6:40 a.m. Wednesday morning on the report of a multiple-vehicle accident. Two vehicles — a semi and a Jeep — were at the scene when first responders arrived.

A third vehicle, a heavily damaged GMC truck, which is believed to be the hit-and-run vehicle, was also involved in the accident, said the news release. The truck lost a front tire in the accident, and the driver managed to drive the vehicle about three miles down the road before abandoning it, the news release said. The driver of the Jeep, Lee McDole, who is a major with Milton Fire and Rescue, and his daughter, were still in the vehicle with injuries. Trimble County EMS arrived and took McDole and his daughter to King’s Daughters Hospital in Madison for treatment. The driver of the tractor trailer from M&M in Madison refused treatment and transport by EMS.

The news release from Milton Fire and Rescue described the accident: “McDole was travelling west in the Jeep when an unknown driver of a GMC truck was passing the M&M semi in a no-passing zone going east. The GMC struck the Jeep as he was attempting to get back over and this then caused the semi to strike the GMC in the back end pushing up the roadway.”

Kentucky State Police are investigating the accident and searching for the driver of the GMC, whose name was not available this morning.

Milton Fire & Rescue, Trimble County EMS and Trimble County State Highway Department all responded to the scene.