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Man arrested in deadly hit-and-run in Jefferson County

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Surveillance video of a suspected hit-and-run on Highway 30 (Credit: Missouri Highway Patrol) Surveillance video of a suspected hit-and-run on Highway 30 (Credit: Missouri Highway Patrol)

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Mo. (KMOV.com) – A driver who was allegedly involved in a deadly hit-and-run in Jefferson County is facing charges.

William McKinley, 25, is charged with leaving the scene of an accident and tampering with evidence.

The investigation began after 44-year-old William Bentley from Indiana was found dead in the embankment near Highway 30 and Covington Oaks Drive in Cedar Hill around 6 p.m on April 24. Police believe Bentley was driving a white scooter when he was allegedly struck by McKinley around 3 a.m.

Authorities believe Bentley’s body was on the side of the road for 15 hours before it was noticed by a deputy sheriff who was jogging along the highway.

The Missouri Highway Patrol said they were looking for a white Chevy Trail Blazer with damage to the front passenger side. Police believe that was car McKinley was driving. Investigators recovered the vehicle and arrested McKinley.

The highway patrol released surveillance video that appears to show the vehicle in question dragging the scooter, shooting sparks underneath the vehicle. Officials said it appears the scooter was wedged underneath the vehicle at the time.

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