ST. LOUIS – One person was killed after a fatal hit-and-run crash overnight in south St. Louis.
The deadly hit-and-run happened just feet from the intersection of Gravois and Nebraska. That’s at the boundary of the Benton Park West and Tower Grove East neighborhoods.
Police revealed to FOX 2 that they don’t know much about the hit-and-run driver except that they believe the vehicle involved was a red pickup. The police got the call just before 1:15 a.m.
Authorities informed FOX 2 that the red pickup struck a male victim before leaving the scene. We’re told the victim was rushed to an area hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Police later identified him as Craig Schuman, 61, of St. Louis.
Authorities added that they don’t know details of what may have led to the incident. Accident reconstruction was called to the scene. If you have any information, you are asked to call the police.
About four hours earlier, less than two miles away, another deadly crash happened that killed another man. That incident took place at Gravois and Bingham just after 9:00 p.m., but it wasn’t a hit-and-run.
Police said in that case, an adult male was involved in some kind of vehicle crash and was pronounced dead at a hospital. Details about the wreck are still coming in to police.
Accident reconstruction was called to that scene as well. Like in the hit-and-run, the name and age of the victim in this incident have not yet been released.
Officers don’t believe the two incidents are related. FOX 2 will update this story with more information as it becomes available.