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MADISON, IL (KTVI) – An arrest has yet to be made in the early Friday morning hit and run killing of a young St. Louis woman. But St. Louis Police are confirming that a car they believe was the one involved in the incident was found in Madison, IL scrap yard Friday night.

The vehicle shows signs of being involved in a hit and run. Forensic tests have not been completed. Police had been looking for a silver or grey Pontiac Grand Prix or Grand Am. Police say they are following strong leads in the case.

Amber Wood, 23, was struck and killed while crossing Broadway near Gratiot downtown just before 2:00am Friday morning. Wood and two friends were walking to Broadway Oyster Bar when she and a friend were struck. Wood was thrown by the speeding vehicle and killed. The other victim, an unidentified male, was injured and taken to the hospital.

Wood was a graduate of Granite City High School and worked as a server at EdgeWild Restaurant & Winery in Chesterfield.

FOX 2’s Monica Adams is a family friend of the Woods. She, and the family, are urging anyone with information to come forward.

Funeral Information for Amber Wood has been released by family.

Tuesday, May 1st

Visitation: 4pm to 8pm

Sunset Funeral Home

50 Fountain Drive

Route 157

Glen Carbon, IL 62034

Funeral Services: Wednesday, May 2nd

11am, Same Location

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