Posted on June 13, 2014 at 12:46 PM
Friday, Jun 13 at 1:42 PM
BREESE, Ill. (KMOV) – Charges were filed Friday in connection to a fatal hit-and-run crash in Breese, Illinois.
Authorities said Jonathon Nast, 25, was charged with failure to report a motor vehicle accident involving death, and obstruction of justice.
Police said Nast sold his truck to a scrap dealer in Murphysboro prior to telling police about his involvement in the accident.
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. Sunday 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.