St. James, MO (KSDK)-- Police have made an arrest in connection with a deadly hit and run.

Lisa Persicke,44, was hit by a car early Sunday morning on Old Highway 66 near County Road 2290.

Running was Persicke's passion. She competed inthe Boston Marathon.

Her niece, Janet Schindler, says Persicke was training for another marathon when she was hit by a car Sunday morning.

She was airlifted to MercyHospital in Creve Coeur.

"When she got here, she was answering questions and responding," Schindler said.

She later died from her injuries.

After following up on leads, Saint James Police arrested James Krewson, 76, late Sunday. He's charged with manslaughter and leaving the scene of an accident.

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