18-year-old UofM student dies after hit-and-run

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Chelsea Williams. Photo provided by family

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — An 18-year-old has died after being hit by a car late Saturday night in Hickory Hill.

The victim, Chelsea Williams, is a freshman at the University of Memphis and the niece of former UofM basketball player and Harlem Globetrotter Michael Wilson.

Police said they got a call around 11:30 p.m. about a hit-and-run in front of a fire station in the 6600 block of Winchester Road.

Family members said Chelsea Williams, 18, was with her boyfriend when she was hit.

Relatives said the boyfriend told police they had just left a restaurant nearby when Chelsea complained of stomach or chest pains. The boyfriend said he pulled into the fire station for medical help, and at some point Chelsea ran into the street and was hit by a car that did not stop.

Chelsea’s aunt said that doesn’t sound like the teen, and they are trying get answers from police about what happened.

“Chelsea wouldn’t run into the street. My scenario is different. I haven’t shared it with anybody. I just know my niece would not run into the street; she’s not a kid, she’s 18 years old,” said Latoya Wilson.

Police said she was possibly hit by a driver in a black sedan.

If you have any information that can help investigators call Crime Stoppers at 901-528-CASH.

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