A 25-year-old male suffered critical injuries after being struck on U.S. 24 highway near Sterling early Saturday morning.
The incident occurred about 1:13 a.m.- reportedly "in front of the Sticks and Stones bar" in that area.
That bar is listed as being at 11404 East U.S. 24 in Sugar Creek.
Witnesses told emergency crews that a "red- 4-door car driven by a white male and going 50 to 60 m.p.h." struck the man while he was "in the middle" of the roadway.
The driver and the red car left the scene.
The victim was found lying in the middle of U.S. 24- according to an AMR-EMS paramedic- and rushed to Centerpoint Medical Center with head and other injuries.