An arrest was made on Wednesday evening in a Monday hit-and-run incident at the University of Massachusetts flagship campus in Amherst. Although there are not a lot of details available at this point.

Arraignment was due to take place today...

The car was located and the suspect was arrested on Wednesday night. The individual who is believed to be the driver of the car that hit and badly injured a 20-year-old Umass student before driving off was due to be arraigned in the Eastern Hampshire Court in Belchertown today.

Driver's identity was being withheld...

The drivers' name has not been released at this point, but according to authorities, he is not a student at the college. He was arrested at his home in Northampton Wednesday night at around 7:00 PM.

 

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The student was in a crosswalk when he was struck...

According to the initial media release from the Northwestern District Attorney’s Office, when the suspect was being sought, the driver failed to stop after striking the male pedestrian crossing Massachusetts Avenue in a crosswalk on the UMass Amherst campus around 10:15 pm on Monday.

The student remains hospitalized at Bay State Medical Center with serious injuries.

This blurry photo was initially distributed across social media to help locate the suspect on Monday:

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The incident remains under investigation, and for now, there is no further information available. We will update this story, if and when, the driver is identified by authorities. 

 

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