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Victim of fatal hit and run identified, suspect taken into custody

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By Daniel Fredman By Daniel Fredman

GRANITE CITY, Ill. (KMOV.com) – The suspect of a Granite City hit-and-run accident that killed a teenager and left another injured has been arrested. 

Police say 16-year-old Daniel Embrey and two friends were walking near the intersection of 14th and Edwardsville Road around 9:45 p.m. Monday when they were hit by a passenger car. Police say the responsible vehicle fled the scene following the accident.

When officers arrived at the scene they found two teenage victims. Embrey was pronounced dead and a second victim was flown to a St. Louis hospital with serious, but non life-threatening injuries.  A third person was not injured.

On Tuesday morning, the City of Madison, Illinois Police Department found the suspect's vehicle in the 2000 block of 4th Street.  Police said a 26-year-old suspect was taken into custody, and they plan to take evidence to the state's attorney for charges.

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