A hit –and-run accident involving a pedestrian in Morgan County remains under investigation. Stover Police and the Morgan County Sheriff’s office issued press releases on Wednesday saying they were called to investigate after a woman was found lying in a business parking lot around 11 p.m. Sunday night. The victim, identified as 28-year old Candice Akin of Stover, was flown to University Hospital where she was placed on life support. Conflicting reports online indicate that she was kept on support while they waited for her organs to be donated and that she has since been taken off support. It’s believed the suspect is in custody, although no name or charges have been released yet.
Morgan County authorities are investigating an apparent hit-and-run which left a Stover resident on life support. Sheriff Norman Dills says Stover officers were called late Sunday night to the scene of a subject lying in a business driveway. The victim, identified as 28-year-old Candice Akin, had a critical brain injury and was flown to University Hospital. The investigation, according to Sheriff Dills, revealed that Akin had been struck by a vehicle which left the scene. Surveillance video in the area has identified the vehicle and a suspect who has, reportedly, been taken into custody. His or her name is not being released at this time while the investigation continues.