MPD Releases Vehicle Description in Hit-and-Run

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A man was taken to the hospital after being hit by a car on Thursday night.

The hit-and-run happened near the entrance of Bonita Lakes on Highway 19 as the fireworks celebration was getting underway. Newscenter 11 has learned the man suffered severe head injuries and fractures.

Meridian Police say the vehicle involved in the hit-and-run is believed to be an older model Ford Explorer or similar style vehicle. Investigators say that witnesses described the vehicle as white or gray with damage to the passenger side and a busted headlight.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Meridian Police at 601-485-1893 or Crimestoppers at 601-485-1860.