Police find car possibly connected to woman's hit-and-run death


by KMOV.com staff


Posted on April 27, 2012 at 3:47 PM

Updated Thursday, Dec 5 at 9:00 AM

ST. LOUIS, Missouri (KMOV.com) -- Police say they may have found the vehicle involved in a hit-and-run that killed a 23-year-old woman outside a nightclub near downtown St. Louis on Friday.

Police said Amber Wood was crossing South Broadway just outside the Broadway Oyster Bar around 1:50 a.m. when she was struck and killed. A 29-year-old male was also struck by the car and knocked to the ground. He suffered cuts to his face, leg and hip.

The car that struck Wood fled the scene in what police believe is a gray or silver Pontiac Grand Am or Pontiac Grand Prix.

The vehicle reportedly has Missouri license plates and may have damage to the front passenger side, a broken headlight and damage to the undercarriage.

Police found a vehicle matching a similar description on 2nd Street in Madison, Illinois Friday evening. Police did not comment, but the car has damage on the front end. A man was also taken into custody for questioning.

Police believe two men were in the car at the time of the wreck.

Police on patrol were told to check area car washes to see if the driver was attempting to wash away evidence from the car.

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