Granite City, IL (KSDK) - The Madison County State's Attorney's Office charged a Granite City woman in connection with a deadly hit and run from over the weekend.

Twenty-three-year-old Gabrielle Parent was charged with failure to report an accident involving a death on Monday. She was taken into custody on Sunday.

Shari L. Watts, 50, was found dead alongside Illinois Route 3 south of Niedringhaus Avenue around 7:00 a.m. Saturday.

Police said the area is industrial and doesn't see much foot traffic. They're not sure how Watts wound up there, but police believe she was in Brooklyn, Illinois around 7:30 p.m. Friday asking for a ride.

Gabrielle Parent remains in custody at the Granite City Police Department on $30,000 bond. She'll soon be transferred to Madison County Jail.

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