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Suspect in deadly I-55 hit-and-run arrested shortly after at Lumiere Casino

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Police say Adam Tainter struck and killed a homeless man, later identified as Montez J. Horton, on I-55 near Seventh St. before taking off and head east Tuesday morning. He was later arrested at Lumiere Casino. (KMOV) Police say Adam Tainter struck and killed a homeless man, later identified as Montez J. Horton, on I-55 near Seventh St. before taking off and head east Tuesday morning. He was later arrested at Lumiere Casino. (KMOV)

ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) – A driver suspected of a hit-and-run on Interstate 55 that left a 25-year-old man dead was arrested at a downtown St. Louis casino.

Police say Adam Tainter struck and killed a homeless man, later identified as Montez J. Horton, on I-55 near Seventh St. before taking off and head east Tuesday morning.

Shortly after the incident, all lanes of the interstate were closed as accident reconstruction crews arrived at the scene. All lanes reopened before 11 a.m.

Missouri Highway Patrol troopers assigned to the Gaming Division heard about the crash and discovered the description of a 2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse matched a vehicle inside the casino's parking garage at Lumiere. 

Troopers found the car and then police used casino surveillance cameras to track the person who parked the car in the garage.

Authorities say they found the driver on the floor of the casino.

No charges have been filed yet. 

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