Troopers seek drivers believed to have struck Scott County man

Local News

A family is remembering a man who was killed in a hit-and-run that happened in Scott County Saturday night.

William Thomas, 21, was struck not once, but twice, while walking along Scott Highway.

      Previous Story | Scott County hit and run leaves man dead Saturday night

WATE 6 On Your Side spoke with the family, who say they want justice. 

“He was a wonderful young man. Loving, caring, goofy, silly – just wonderful to be around,” says Gola Burton, Thomas’ cousin, from her Adair County. Ky. home.

“William was my cousin, he was more like a brother to me,” she said. “He loved fishing, hunting, he loved the old Chevrolet trucks, the square body Chevrolets. He always said he was going to own one and he was going to drive one.”

The Tennessee Highway Patrol says Thomas was walking on Scott Highway when he was hit. The car fled the scene. 

Then, another car hit him. That driver also left the scene.

“We want to know who done it. We want justice for him, he was just left laying there,” Burton said. “We want whoever done it, if it was an accident, whatever, we want to know why or how.”

The family is urging anyone with any information to come forward. 

“He leaves behind so many people that love and care about him that will never forget one single thing about him,” she said. 

THP is continuing its search for the two vehicles – anyone with information is asked to call THP at 865-544-3380.

Copyright 2019 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

WATE 6 On Your Side Twitter