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Pedestrian in critical condition after hit-and-run in State Park Place neighborhood

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A 38-year-old man was in critical condition Friday after he was hit by a car Thursday night in the State Park Place neighborhood, according to authorities.

The St. Clair County Sheriff’s Department was looking for the driver of a vehicle witnesses said they saw speeding away from the area.

Deputies with the sheriff’s department responded around 11:30 p.m. Thursday to the 2800 block of Arlington Avenue in Collinsville after receiving a call that a pedestrian was struck by a car, according to a news release. The man who was hit was taken to a hospital with critical injuries.

Witnesses told investigators they saw a dark-colored pickup truck, possibly a Dodge Ram, with some chrome trim and a loud exhaust traveling quickly toward Black Lane.

On Sunday, Capt. Bruce Fleshren said the sheriff’s department did not have anyone in custody.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact the St. Clair County Sheriff’s Department at 618-825-2052.

The metro-east is home for investigative reporter Lexi Cortes. She was raised in Granite City, went to school in Edwardsville and now lives in Collinsville. Lexi has worked at the Belleville News-Democrat since 2014, winning multiple state awards for her investigative and community service reporting.

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