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Police say they have strong leads in deadly downtown hit-and-run

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ST. LOUIS, Missouri (KMOV.com) -- Police have released a man they brought in for questioning Saturday in connection with a deadly hit-and-run incident in downtown St. Louis that killed a 23-year-old woman.

Police tell News 4 that they have several strong leads in their investigation.

Police said Amber Wood was crossing South Broadway just outside the Broadway Oyster Bar around 1:50 a.m. Friday 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 in 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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