ST. LOUIS — A pedestrian died late Tuesday night after being hit by a vehicle in St. Louis' Peabody-Darst-Webbe neighborhood.
The victim has been identified as 41-year-old Billy Grayson Jr.
According to the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, the crash happened at about 11:35 p.m. Tuesday on South 14th Street between Clark and Choteau avenues, near downtown St. Louis.
Police said preliminary investigation revealed the man had hopped over a concrete wall dividing the sidewalk from lanes of traffic on South 14th Street.
He was fatally struck by a dark-colored vehicle traveling southbound upon entering the roadway, and the driver fled the scene. The driver is still unknown.
As of Wednesday morning, investigation was ongoing.
This is a breaking news story that will be updated as more information becomes available.