Posted on May 2, 2012 at 8:52 AM
Thursday, Dec 5 at 10:00 AM
ST. LOUIS, Missouri (KMOV.com) -- Police say they have a person of interest in custody in the fatal hit-and-run death of a 23-year-old woman struck while crossing the street 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.
Workers at a nearby nightclub said Wood was with two other people who were crossing the street.
The car that struck Wood fled the scene in what police believe is a gray or silver Pontiac Grand Am or Pontiac Grand Prix.
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 at that time. He was later released.
It was reported to have Missouri license plates and may have damage to the front passenger side, a broken headlight and damage to the undercarriage. They believe two men were in the car at the time of the accident.
Authorities have not released additional information on the person in custody.