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Ole Miss fan hit by Alabama student dies

By Kelvin Reynolds

TUSCALOOSA, AL (WBRC) - A University of Mississippi football fan struck Saturday in a hit and run by an Alabama student died Tuesday night at a hospital in Tuscaloosa.

Authorities said Greg Smith, 35, died late Tuesday night at DCH Regional Medical Center. Smith was struck at 1:30 a.m. Saturday. Capt. Loyd Baker of the Tuscaloosa Metro Homicide Unit said Michael Kahlolokula, 23, was charged with hitting the student with his car, then leaving the scene of the accident.

Shane Dorrill with UA Media Relations confirmed Monday Kahlolokula is a student.

Capt. Baker said the victim and friends were crossing the street at University and 4th Avenue when the victim was struck. Detectives 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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