KSU student hit by truck in Athens has more surgery - CBS46 News

KSU student hit by truck in Athens has more surgery

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Emily Bowman Emily Bowman

A Kennesaw State University student critically injured in a hit-and-run accident underwent more surgery Monday.

Emily Bowman, 19, was struck while walking in the grass on Oak Street in Athens on Feb. 16.

Police have said they plan to issue an arrest warrant soon for the driver, but have not done so yet.

Detectives said that a 22-year-old man, whose identity they would not reveal, is their prime suspect. The man and his parents are not cooperating, police said, and have hired an attorney.

Police found an abandoned truck hours after the accident and determined that it was the vehicle that struck Bowman. Investigators said there were beer cans and an open bottle of vodka in it.

Investigators said they believe the 22-year-old was driving drunk. They said he has a history of alcohol-related incidents and traffic offenses.

CBSAtlanta.com will have more information as it becomes available.

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