Oxford man killed after being hit by an alleged drunk driver

Published 4:22 pm Thursday, November 8, 2018

An Oxford man died after being hit by an alleged drunk driver Wednesday night, and attempts to resuscitate him were unsuccessful.

According to a release, the Oxford Police Department responded to a report of a crash involving a pedestrian near Rickey D. Britt Boulevard around 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Andrew Brown, 47 of Oxford, was found unresponsive in the roadway, and later pronounced dead at the scene after life-saving measures by the Oxford Fire Department were unsuccessful.

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According to the release, OPD arrested Little Rock, Arkansas, native Nick Welch, the driver of the vehicle which hit Brown, after an investigation and a blood warrant was issued. Welch was taken to the Lafayette County Detention Center and charged with DUI 1st. His bond was set at $1,118.

In the release, OPD said they consider the incident an open investigation, and will continue to update the case when possible.