October 7, 2015

Hit-and-run driver kills pedestrian in Wellston

St. Louis Post Dispatch – October 07, 2015 8:04 am • From staff reports


WELLSTON • A pedestrian was killed by a hit-and-run driver Monday night at Page and R.M. Moore avenues.

The Missouri Highway Patrol identified the victim as James R. Tilford of Wellston. Authorities say he was 48.

Police say a vehicle struck him at about 10:30 p.m. Monday, then took off. Police had no description of the car.

The vehicle apparently had been traveling west on Page, approaching R.M. Moore Avenue, when Tilford walked into the path of the car. He died that night at Christian Hospital.

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