Officials investigating after body found in the middle of a road

Photo Credit: WKYT, Rowan County Coroner
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ROWAN COUNTY, Ky. (WYMT/WKYT)- Authorities are investigating after a driver found a man dead in the middle of a road in Rowan County.

Sister station WKYT reports that according to the coroner, the body was discovered around 8 p.m. in the middle of Old Mercantile Road off of US 60. The driver immediately called 911.

The coroner identified the victim as 33-year-old Anthony Bryan Nickel, of Morehead.

Officials have not yet released the cause and manner of death. An autopsy is scheduled to take place in Frankfort on Sunday.