Southeast Missouri Man Accused of Fatal Hit-And-Run
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. (AP) -- A tip from the public has led to the arrest of a southeast Missouri man now accused in a fatal hit-and-run accident.
The Poplar Bluff Daily American Republic reports that the 35-year-old suspect was arrested late Tuesday at his mother's home in Neelyville. He is jailed pending formal charges.
The accident happened Sunday night near Poplar Bluff. Authorities say 18-year-old Alexander Metzing of Poplar Bluff was slowing to make a right turn on a motorized scooter when he was struck from behind by a blue pickup truck. The driver of the pickup left the scene.
Following a tip, authorities found what they believe was the blue pickup involved in the wreck parked behind a mobile home. They say the truck had front-end damage.