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41-year-old Cody Carter of West Point was struck early Saturday morning by a vehicle that failed to come to a stop after striking Carter.
The incident happened on East Morrow Street where Carter was found in the middle of the road by West Point police officers, who reported seeing no blood on Carter when they arrived on scene. Corporal Cleve Carroll stated that Carter was moving and talking when he approached him, but Carroll didn't see any open wounds on Carter, who was taken by ambulance to Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle soon after emergency crews arrived.
Carter stated to officers that he was walking across East Morrow Street when a white Cadillac Escalade came down the road, struck him and kept going. One resident of Mose Street, Eddie Jefferson, stated to officers that he witnessed the hit and run.
Carter's mother said Monday that Carter was released from the hospital that same day and is doing fine. Carter's mother said she and Carter do not know who the driver of the white Escalade is who struck Carter and took off.
The WPPD is still investigating this case, and no arrests have been made as of now. If anyone has any information about this case, they are asked to contact the WPPD at 662-494-1244 or the Golden Triangle Crime Stoppers at 1-800-530-7151.