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UA student accused of hitting Ole Miss fan in hit and run

By Kelvin Reynolds

TUSCALOOSA, AL (WBRC) - Tuscaloosa area authorities have charged a University of Alabama student of hitting an Ole Miss fan with his car, then leaving the scene of the accident.

The incident happened at 1:30 a.m. Saturday. Capt. Loyd Baker of the Tuscaloosa Metro Homicide Unit said Michael Kahlolokula, 23.  Shane Dorrill with UA Media Relations confirmed Kahlolokula is a student.

Authorities say the victim is a 35 year-old Ole Miss fan. They did not release his name, but did say he was in critical condition at DCH Regional Medical Center.

Baker said the victim and friends were crossing the street at University and 4th Avenue when the victim was struck. They determined what kind of car he was driving and later learned where Kahlolokula lived.

Kahlolokula was charged with felony leaving the scene of an accident. According to Baker, the suspect may have kept going after hitting the victim because alcohol was involved in the accident.

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