Driver charged with murder in fatal Southaven hit-and-run

Driver charged with murder in fatal Southaven hit-and-run

SOUTHAVEN, MS (WMC) - The man believed to have been involved in two hit-and-run crashes is now charged with murder after one of them turned fatal in Southaven on Tuesday.

Around 4:30 p.m., Southaven Police Department responded to the first hit-and-run, which occurred on Church Road, near the I-55 exit.

The caller said a driver in a white Chevy Tahoe, later identified by law enforcement as 23-year-old Kameron Williams, left the scene after the crash.

Shortly thereafter, police officers received another call about a white Tahoe speeding and driving recklessly on Airways Boulevard. Officers in the area watched as Williams ran a red light at Goodman Road, hit a Lexus, and then crash into three more cars that were stopped at the red light.

The driver of the Lexus was pronounced dead at the scene.

According to Southaven Police Department, Williams got out of the SUV and ran. He was captured in the area of Southcrest Parkway and Goodman Road. Williams, a female passenger, and another driver were taken to the hospital for minor injuries.

Williams is charged with second-degree murder, as well as several other traffic charges. He is being held in jail without bond.

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