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December 10, 2015

Suspect in custody after 13-year-old killed in hit-and-run in Poplar Bluff

KMOV Channel 4 News –  Stephanie Baumer, Online News Producer

POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. (KMOV.com) – A suspect is in custody after a 13-year-old was killed during a hit-and-run accident in Poplar Buff Wednesday night.

The unidentified teenager was fatally struck by a light blue Volkswagen Beetle at the intersection of Highway pp and Maud Street at 7:15 p.m. After striking the pedestrian, police said, the vehicle left the crash scene.

While police were investigating the incident, they found the vehicle believed to have struck the teenager. Police then took the owner of the vehicle, 42-year-old Randel C. Sparks, into custody.

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