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CHESTERFIELD, Mo. – A body was discovered in the yard of a preschool along Olive Boulevard as a result of a hit-and-run accident, the Chesterfield Police Department said Wednesday.

According to Chesterfield Police Captain Steve Lewis, a pedestrian was struck by a car near the 13700 block of Olive, just west of Highway 141. Investigators found the person in the front yard of the King of Kings Lutheran Church Preschool at 6:45 a.m.

One westbound lane of Olive was shut down as a result of the investigation.

The victim was identified as 41-year-old Roy Joseph of Chesterfield.

The investigation remains ongoing.

NewsChannel 5 will have more information as it becomes available.