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Oklahoma Baseball Player Hit-and-Run Victim in Arkansas

Arkansas State Police

Authorities are investigating after a college baseball player was seriously injured after he was struck in an apparent hit-and-run in southern Arkansas.

Arkansas State Police say 20-year-old Joseph Cerda Jr. of San Antonio was hit by a dark-colored car Saturday night in Monticello, about 80 miles (130 kilometers) southeast of Little Rock. Cerda is a member of Southeastern Oklahoma State's baseball team, which had played a game Saturday at Arkansas-Monticello.

State police say Cerda and his teammates were walking across a highway to go to a restaurant when he was struck by a car that did not stop. Cerda was taken to a Monticello hospital and later airlifted to a Little Rock hospital.

His condition Monday was not immediately available. No arrests have been announced.