Man dies Tuesday after hit-and-run

Jennie Kushner

Greg Smith, 35, died Tuesday night around 10 p.m. at Druid City Hospital after he was struck by a 2005 Nissan Altima in a hit-and-run Saturday morning, according to Captain Loyd Baker of the Tuscaloosa Police Department.

Baker said the driver, Michael Kahlolokula, 23, is a UA student.

“Smith and two of his friends were crossing the street around 1:30 a.m. at University and 4th Avenue,” Baker said. “His two friends made it across the street safely, but Smith was hit by a car that continued driving.”

Baker said Smith and his friends were walking from the University area to their RV that was parked near the Student Recreation Center.

Baker said a TPD investigator was sent to the scene of the accident. The investigator found a part of a mirror of the car.

After some research, the investigator determined the mirror belonged to 2005 or 2006 Nissan Altima. He then searched surrounding areas and found a car that matched the description.

Kahlolokula is currently charged with leaving the scene of an accident with injuries, Baker said.

“It is not clear if Smith was an Ole Miss fan,” Baker said. “He was from South Haven, Mississippi, though.”