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Hit-and-run crash leaves woman dead in St. Louis

Police ask if you have any information to call CrimeStoppers at 866-371-TIPS (8477).

ST. LOUIS — An investigation is underway after a woman was killed in a hit-and-run incident in north St. Louis Wednesday morning.

At around 5:45 a.m., police responded to North Grand Boulevard and St. Louis Avenue for a report of a person down. This is in St. Louis' Jeff-Vander-Lou neighborhood.

It was initially reported that the woman was hit by a red pickup truck, but police are still trying to confirm that information with the caller/witness who gave it.

The woman hit was pronounced dead at the scene.

The St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department's accident reconstruction unit is investigating the incident.

Police ask if you have any information to call CrimeStoppers at 866-371-TIPS (8477).

No other information about the hit-and-run or the victim has been released.

This is a developing story and will be updated as 5 On Your Side confirms more details.

Resources for crime victims:

If you have been a victim of a crime or know someone who has been, 5 On Your Side has compiled a list of resources.

Better Family Life is a nonprofit community development organization working to “stabilize inner-city neighborhoods.” One aspect of its mission is a gun violence de-escalation program.

To learn more, call 314-381-8200 or visit https://www.betterfamilylife.org/

Life Outside of Violence “helps those harmed by stabbing, gunshot or assault receive the treatment, support and resources they need to find alternatives to end the cycle of violence.”

To learn more, call 314-327-6697 or email: ProjectLOV@WUSTL.edu

The Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis has an anti-crime program called “Safety Net for Youth Initiative,” which is a joint partnership between and Saint Louis Public Schools to provide services to at-risk youth.

To learn more, visit https://www.ulstl.com/anti-crime-initiative.html

Cure Violence is an international organization that has recently launched in a handful of St. Louis neighborhoods. Violence interrupters are trained to deescalate violent situations within their own communities. To learn more, visit https://cvg.org/

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