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East St. Louis fatal hit and run investigation: Person being questioned

5:53 PM, Sep 21, 2012   |    comments
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East St. Louis, IL (KSDK) - A person of interest is being questioned in connection with Thursday's hit and run accident that claimed the life of a 45-year-old East St. Louis woman.

Yvette Hart was crossing the intersection of Louisiana and 25th streets with her daughter when she was struck by a pickup truck speeding in the wrong lane. Investigators said the driver blew through a stop sign at the intersection.

Hart died at a hospital a short time later.

East St. Louis Police Chief Michael Floore says Friday morning the truck involved in the accident was recovered in Cahokia after they received a tip. He says there was some effort to cover up damage done to the truck.

The person of interest is not the owner of the truck.

KSDK

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