Police Seek Hit-and-Run Driver in Fatal Accident
POPLAR BLUFF (AP) - Police in southeast Missouri are searching for the hit-and-run driver who was involved in a wreck that killed a teenager on a scooter.
The Poplar Bluff Daily American Republic reports that 18-year-old Alexander Metzing was on a motorized scooter slowing to make a turn Sunday night when he was struck from behind by a blue pickup. The driver of the pickup then fled.
Metzing was pronounced dead at the scene.
Police believe the truck has front-end damage, though perhaps minor.