Driver in police custody following fatal hit and run

ST. LOUIS, MO – A driver is in custody after a 5-year-old girl was hit and killed by a car yesterday evening, reports KMOV4.

The accident occurred around 7:30 p.m. when Demyhia Bates was hit by a car while playing outside her house. The incident took place in the Walnut Park West neighborhood near the intersection of Park Ln and Shulte Ave.

The driver fled the scene of the accident but was later apprehended by the police.

The investigation into the accident is still ongoing. If more details emerge, this story will be updated.

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