Greenwood Student Improving After Memphis Hit-and-Run

GREENWOOD, MS (Ben Caxton) — A Greenwood college student injured in a Memphis hit-and-run is showing signs of improvement according to family members. 19-year-old Carter Kimes, a graduate of the Pillow Academy and an incoming sophomore at Mississippi State was struck Sunday evening after attending a Memphis Redbirds minor league baseball game with friends. Kimes is being treated in the intensive care unit at Regional One Hospital¬ís trauma unit where his condition was upgraded yesterday from critical to serious. He’s undergone surgery to repair his aorta, and suffered numerous other injuries including multiple fractures and two broken legs. Memphis Police say Kimes was struck by an eastbound burgundy or black Chevrolet TrailBlazer or “Suburban type of vehicle” on Union Avenue, just west of Waldran Boulevard, at around 3 a.m. Sunday. The vehicle and its unknown driver left the scene without stopping.


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