Authorities Now Have Suspect and SUV Involved in Hit and Run

Lubbock police now have a suspect in the hit-and-run that happened early this morning.

Around 2 a.m., 19-year-old Ashton Cerka was crossing 19th Street at Crickets Avenue when he was struck by a red Chevrolet Blazer, and the driver then fled the scene. The driver then called Ropesville police and admitted to running away after the incident. Police have impounded the SUV, but say that the driver is cooperating and has not been taken into custody.

Cerka is at University Medical Center in critical condition.

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