Breese police investigate deadly hit-and-run wreck

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BREESE, Ill. (AP) _ A southern Illinois coroner says a pedestrian killed by a suspected hit-and-run driver was a 23-year-old woman from Edwardsville.

Clinton County Coroner Phillip Moss says Lana Albert died at the scene of the accident early Sunday in Breese.

Police say officers responding to reports of a woman walking in and out of traffic on old U.S. 50 found Albert’s body.

Breese police are investigating and asking for the public’s help in locating the vehicle’s driver.

A description of the vehicle was not immediately available.