ST. LOUIS, Missouri (KMOV.com) – A man has been charged in connection with a fatal hit-and-run death of a 23-year-old outside a bar near downtown St. Louis last month.
Eric Peterson, 29, was charged Friday with obstruction of justice.
Police said Amber Wood 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.
“We are thankful to the St. Louis City Police Department, the Madison County Sherrif’s Department, the Prosecuting Attorney’s Office and the general public for aggressively pursuing the person that killed our Amber,” Amber’s mother, Georgia Busch, said in a statement.
"While the developments of today are a step in the right direction, we are overwhelmed with emotion in asking the general public to assist in bringing the actual person responsible to justice. The police still need your help. Please contact Crime Stoppers at 866-371-TIPS.”