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Woman charged in fatal hit-and-run accident

November 5, 2021 GMT

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — Prosecutors in Greene County have charged a woman with involuntary manslaughter in a May hit-and-run accident that killed a college student.

KYTV-TV reports that 55-year-old Marjorie Dewitt of Ozark also is charged with leaving the scene of an accident and tampering with evidence. Court records show that Dewitt pleaded not guilty on Thursday. The next court hearing was scheduled for Dec. 13.

The accident happened May 7 near Rogersville. Drury University Mercedes Luna died in a crash that investigators say involved a FedEx truck and a wrong-way driver who fled the scene. Luna was a student teacher with the Logan-Rogersville school district.

Investigators say surveillance video from the FedEx truck captured Dewitt’s SUV driving away.