Off duty East St. Louis officer hits, kills pedestrian
By KMOV Web Producer
(KMOV)—An off duty East St. Louis police officer has struck and killed a pedestrian.
According to East St. Louis Police Chief Lenzie Stewart, the officer hit the pedestrian with his car around 9:00 Wednesday night at 15th and Piggot. Stewart says that intersection is not well lit which could have led to the accident.
The victim is Christine Stiff, 42, of East St. Louis. She knew the police officer that hit her.
The officer is a 10 year veteran of the department and is said to be very distraught about the accident.
The Illinois State Police are investigating the accident.
A vigil will be held tonight at the scene of the accident.