A Marshall County man was killed in an unusual hit and run wreck Sunday morning.
A news release from the Marshall County Sheriff's Office says deputies were called to the 4800 block of U.S. 68 West in Palma around 1:30 a.m. Sunday and found 25-year old Matthew William Bonds of Gilbertsville deceased in a ditch.
Police were able to use debris found at the scene to determine what kind of vehicle was involved and used a tip from the public to find the owners—65-year old Jerry Elrod and 58-year old Tammy Elrod.
Mr. Elrod had been delivering papers that morning and told police he thought he had hit a deer. He stopped his vehicle and looked around, but didn't find a deer or the victim. Elrod went back to the scene later in the day to look for the deer he thought he hit and didn't find anything.
Police say they found footprints where Elrod said he got out and they chose not to press charges. The case will be presented to the Marshall County Grand Jury.