Man charged in hit-and-run that killed 2-year-old child

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A man charged in connection with a hit-and-run that left a 2-year-old child fatally injured on Mississippi 492 near Union on Thursday has bonded out, according to the authorities. 

Andrew Graham Winstead, 25, of 12371 Road 383 was arrested and charged by the Mississippi Highway Patrol with leaving the scene of an accident with injuries about 8:45 p.m.

Jail records show Winstead bonded out on Sunday on a $75,000 bond.

Mississippi Highway Patrol Sgt. Jameka D. Moore said the case is still under investigation.

“This crash is currently under investigation by the Mississippi Highway Patrol and charges are pending,” Moore said.

At approximately 8:48 p.m. MHP was advised of a fatal crash on Mississippi 492 near Union.

Preliminary reports indicate that Winstead was traveling west on Mississippi 492 in a maroon 2017 Chevrolet Silverado. Moore said that the Silverado collided with a toddler who had run into the road. The toddler died as a result of their injuries.

Sheriff Eric Clark said his emergency dispatch records show that Union Police took the initial call. He said the incident occurred right on the Newton-Neshoba County line on Mississippi 492 heading east leaving Union. 

Moore said that Winstead returned to the scene of the crash, but after realizing that he had struck a child he left the scene.

Winstead was apprehended a short time later by a Neshoba County Sheriff's deputy and was placed under arrest.

Clark said that they received the BOLO (be on the lookout) call with a description of Winstead’s vehicle at 9:01 p.m. He said his deputy caught up with Winstead just minutes later on Mississippi 19 south where the arrest was made.


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