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St. Louis hit-and-run leaves pedestrian dead

The crash happened at 11:35 p.m. on South 14th Street between Clark and Choteau avenues.

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.

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