Oxford police investigating hit-and-run

Oxford StockBy Errol Castens

Daily Journal

OXFORD – Oxford Police investigators are tracking down public leads and physical evidence from a hit-and-run collision that left a pedestrian hospitalized in serious condition Thursday morning.

A vehicle struck the man, who was walking eastbound on Highway 30 near Oxford Elementary School, around 3:30 a.m.

OPD Investigator Jeff McCutchen said the man could only remember that the vehicle was red. A Lafayette County deputy sheriff saw the victim and began assistance.

“We are running down a few of the leads from the scene that we picked up,” McCutchen said. “We have received a few Crimestopper calls, too.”

The victim, whose identity has not been released, was airlifted to The Med and remains in serious condition, McCutchen said.

Anyone with information on the incident is urged to call Oxford Police Department at (662) 232-2400 or Crimestoppers at (662) 234-8477.