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Mid-South teen left for dead on side of the road

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(WMC-TV) – Some Fayette County residents knew something happened in front of their homes on Highway 64 because they saw blue medical gloves by their mailbox.

"My wife called me and asked me if I knew if somebody hit a deer," Fayette County resident Aubrey Davidson said.  "I said no I don't know anything about what went on."

It wasn't a deer on the eastbound side of Highway 64 near Somerville.  Investigators said it was a severely injured 17-year-old girl.

It appeared the 17-year-old girl managed to get to the very side of the road and at that point a motorist noticed her.

They called the Fayette County Sheriff's Department, and deputies found the teenager shortly afterwards and was airlifted to Memphis.

The girl suffered a compound fracture on her leg and had numerous other injuries.

Even investigators have few details about how the 17-year-old girl ended up in such bad shape on the side of the road. 

"We're not sure if her injuries occurred from being pushed out of a vehicle or if she jumped out of the vehicle trying to get away from somebody," Ray Garcia of the Fayette County Sheriff's Department said. 

"I'm surprised we didn't know nothing about it," Davidson said. 

"I've lived here all my life," Allen McElwee said.  "Being close to the home it's pretty scary."

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