SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — Missouri authorities say they've identified a person of interest in a hit-and-run crash last month that killed a 21-year-old student teacher.
Missouri State Highway Patrol Sgt. Mike McClure said he could not give any details about the suspect. The person has not been arrested yet and charges have not yet been filed, according to the Springfield News-Leader.
Mercedes Luna died on the morning of May 7 in a car 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.
The crash happened just before 8 a.m. on Missouri Route 125 near Rogersville.
McClure said the investigation is wrapping up and authorities hope to release more information in the next few weeks.