A juvenile is accused of leaving the scene of an accident after an alleged hit-and-run involving a Starkville High School student last week.
SPD Public Information Officer Brandon Lovelady confirmed to The Dispatch on Tuesday that police made contact with a suspect in the hit-and-run, and since the charge involves a juvenile the case has been moved to Oktibbeha County Youth Court.
Police have declined to identify the suspect. The suspect is facing a misdemeanor charge of leaving the scene of an accident, Lovelady said.
A female Starkville High School student was struck by a vehicle while walking along Yellow Jacket Drive on Friday afternoon shortly after school dismissed. Michael Hunt, director of Oktibbeha County Emergency Medical Services, said she was taken to OCH Regional Medical Center after the incident and then transferred to the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson for further treatment.
The victim has since been released from the hospital, according to a Starkville Police Department press release issued late Tuesday afternoon.
Police identified the suspect, who was driving a silver Saturn SUV, Friday evening.
Alex Holloway was formerly a reporter with The Dispatch.
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