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Victim of Granite City hit and run identified; family speaks out

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Mark Scott Harris, 25, was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver in Granite City. Mark Scott Harris, 25, was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver in Granite City.
Mark Scott Harris, 25, was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver in Granite City. Mark Scott Harris, 25, was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver in Granite City.
Mark Scott Harris, 25, was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver in Granite City. Mark Scott Harris, 25, was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver in Granite City.
Mark Scott Harris, 25, was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver in Granite City. Mark Scott Harris, 25, was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver in Granite City.
GRANITE CITY, Ill. (KMOV.com) -- Police are investigating a pedestrian that was struck at SunCoke Energy. A body was found lying on the property near Highway 203 about a quarter mile east of 21st Street in Granite City.

Investigators say Mark Scott Harris, 25, was the victim of the hit-and-run. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Harris' family has been notified. 

On Monday afternoon, police released surveillance video showing the suspect's vehicle. Police said they found that vehicle Monday afternoon,

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"It was like a heartless incident," said Jerry Jacobs, a witness to the hit-and-run. "They didn't try to stop or see if he was okay. They just kept going."

The death of Harris is not the first hit-and-run the Metro area has seen.

St. Louis city officials say 11 pedestrians have been struck and seven of those 11 have been killed.

In April, 42-year-old Elijah Brooks was hit and killed while crossing the street near Natural Bridge and Goodfellow. Another man was also killed when a car hit him near Fairgrounds Park

Officials believe distracted drivers and unaware pedestrians are not helping the situation. In one case, a father and son were hit and injured after leaving a Blues game in downtown St. Louis. 
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