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Man accused in hit-and-run of Vicksburg child dies

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Kenneth remains at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in serious condition, according to hospital officials. (Source: Family) Kenneth remains at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in serious condition, according to hospital officials. (Source: Family)
Alvin Willis (Source: Vicksburg Police Department) Alvin Willis (Source: Vicksburg Police Department)
VICKSBURG, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

A Vicksburg man accused of hitting a child while driving drunk and leaving the scene has died.

Warren County Sheriff Martin Pace says 49-year-old Alvin Edwards Willis died of natural causes at River Region Medical Center. Willis was in police custody and being held on $250,000 bond.

Willis was arrested April 16 and charged with aggravated DUI and leaving the scene of an accident. He was accused of hitting 8-year-old Kenneth Hall Jr., while Kenneth was riding his bike on Redbone Road near Bernie Drive shortly after 7 p.m. April 16.

Kenneth remains at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in serious condition, according to hospital officials.

Family members say Kenneth suffered brain trauma and a broken pelvis.

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