Driver sought after woman killed in hit-and-run wreck in Metro East


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Posted on June 8, 2014 at 9:33 AM

Updated Monday, Jun 9 at 11:12 AM

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( – Police are looking for a suspect after a woman was killed in an apparent hit-and-run wreck in Breese, Ill. early Sunday morning. 

Authorities say 23-year-old Lana Albert was walking in the middle lane of northbound Old US 50 west of Breese, Ill. around 2:15 a.m. when she was struck by a vehicle.

She was pronounced dead at the scene. An autopsy later showed she suffered major trauma to her chest and suffered a broken neck.

According to police, Albert had been with friends at Big Stix Sports Bar and Grill earlier in the night. Her body was found between 250 and 300 yards from the bar.

Albert’s father tells News 4 she was living in Edwardsville working as a dental assistant. She was originally from Odin, Ill.

Visitation will be Thursday from 3-8 p.m. at City Hope Church in Centralia.  The funeral take place Friday at 11:00 a.m. at City Hope Church in Centralia.

Police have not released a description of a suspect or vehicle.

Anyone with information is urged to call the Breese, Ill. Police Department at (618) 526-7226.