December 24, 2015

St. Louis County man killed in hit-and-run

ST. LOUIS COUNTY   •   A 26-year-old St. Louis County man has died after being struck in a hit-and-run Wednesday night, police said.

According to St. Louis County Police, Robert Killian was struck as he attempted to cross Parker Road at a crosswalk near Townsend Elementary School at 6645 Parker Road. He lived in the 12000 block of Missile Lane, not far from where he was hit.

The crash occurred at 7:37 p.m. Killian was taken to a hospital, where he died from his injuries.

Police said the area was poorly lit and Killian was wearing a black coat and blue jeans. The vehicle, which was traveling east on Parker, continued a short distance after striking Killian, then made a U-turn and left the area.

Authorities did not have a description of the driver. Police said one witness described a dark colored SUV with rust near the rear passenger side wheel well.

The St. Louis County Police Department’s Bureau of Crimes Against Persons is conducting the investigation and detectives are asking anyone with any information to contact the department or call CrimeStoppers at 1-866-371-8477.

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