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Funeral Held For Hit And Run Victim

GLEN CARBON, IL (KTVI)– The funeral for the 23 year old St. Louis woman was held Wednesday morning in Glen Carbon, Illinois.

Amber Wood was killed Friday when she and a group of friends were walking across South Broadway heading to the Broadway Oyster Bar. She was struck by a speeding car.

The car sped off but it was later found near a scrap yard in Madison, Illinois.

On Monday, Amber Wood’s family stood at the crime scene and made a public plea for anyone with information about the hit and run driver to contact police.

Police are not identifying the person of interest in custody or talking about any other details about possible charges.

Police say they can keep this person in custody for 24 hours before filing charges.