DOWNTOWN, ST. LOUIS, MO. – One woman was killed in a hit-and-run incident downtown St. Louis early morning of Friday. The victim was identified as 23-year-old Amber Wood. Family friend Kristal Brewer says that Wood’s family is in devastation upon learning the unfortunate demise of their family member.
Wood, along with two others, was crossing Broadway when the incident happened. Wood was the last one in a line of three people to cross Broadway. The person in front only noticed something was wrong when she turned around and saw her male friend lying on the ground. Wood was later found thrown several feet south on Broadway.
Wood perished on the street and her family was called by the police to the scene to identify the body.
The other male victim that was struck was brought to Barnes Jewish Hospital in a fair condition.
According to St. Louis City Police, the driver of the vehicle that was involved did not stop after he struck the pedestrians.
The suspect’s vehicle was described to be a silver or gray Pontiac carrying to black males.
According to the police, it’s possible that they already found the vehicle involved in the incident but there was no confirmation whether they also found the driver.
Broadway was temporarily closed for 5 and a half hours as police conducted investigation and clean up in the area.
Wood was employed at the EdgeWild Restaurant and Winery in Kirkwood, Missouri.
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Woman Killed In Hit and Run Accident In Downtown St. Louis