21-year-old hits teen with car; possibly out of defense - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

21-year-old hits teen with car; possibly out of defense

(WMC-TV) - A Memphis teenager is in critical condition while a woman is accused of running over the victim with her car.

21-year-old Kriste Lewis will face a judge Monday morning following an incident Friday at the intersection of McMillan and Gage.

Lovie Batts says she was washing dishes in the kitchen when she hear a loud crashing sound.

"I heard the noise (and it looked) like something was bumping up under that car. See, she had hit that girl and it was bumping up under that car," stated neighbor Lovie Batts.

According to the neighbors, Lewis was driving east on Gage Street when a teenager jumped out of a black SUV, ran toward Lewis' car, and put her hands on the car.

Police are still investigating to learn what the connection was between the teen and Lewis. They are also looking into the possibility that Lewis may have been defending herself.

Lewis currently is in jail on aggravated assault charges with a bond set at $50,000.

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