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Family of woman killed in hit-and-run near Busch Stadium increases reward amount

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By Eric Lorenz By Eric Lorenz

ST. LOUIS ( – The family of a woman killed in a hit-and-run wreck outside Busch Stadium in April is increasing the reward amount to find the driver who did it.

Amber Wood’s family announced Wednesday another $1,500 will be added to the $1,000 reward that had already been offered for the arrested and conviction of the suspect responsible for her death.

Police said Wood, 23, was crossing South Broadway just outside the Broadway Oyster Bar around 1:50 a.m. on April 27 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. That car was later found on 2nd Street in Madison, Illinois.

A man, identified as 29-year-old Eric Peterson, was charged with obstruction of justice in Wood’s death on May 7.

But the family still hopes to find the driver responsible.

“We grieve every day over the death of my Amber,” said Georgie Busch, Amber’s mother. “We want to bring closure to the friends and family that loved Amber dearly.  This is why we are offering up the additional reward.”  

Anyone with information on the hit-and-run is asked to call the St. Louis Regional CrimeStoppers Tip Hotline at 866--371—TIPS.

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