September 22, 2018 10:05:01 PM
A Starkville High School student was hospitalized after being hit by a vehicle after school on Friday.
Starkville-Oktibbeha Consolidated School District Public Information Officer Nichole Thomas said the student was hit by a car while walking along Yellow Jacket Drive shortly after the school day ended.
Oktibbeha County Emergency Medical Services Director Michael Hunt confirmed the female student arrived at OCH Regional Medical Center after 3 p.m. He said she had non life-threatening injuries and has since been transferred to University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson .
Starkville Police Department is investigating the incident as a hit-and-run. As of Saturday afternoon, investigators had identified the suspect as another juvenile but had not arrested the individual, SPD Public Information Officer Brandon Lovelady said.
Lovelady identified the suspect's vehicle as a silver Saturn SUV which was last seen driving east on Yellow Jacket Drive.
Anyone with information on the incident is encouraged to call SPD at 662-323-4131 or Golden Triangle Crimestoppers at 800-530-7151.