An Effingham native was killed Friday night in St. Louis after a hit and run accident. 25-year-old Nicholas Barnes was walking in the Central West End neighborhood at approximately 10:30pm when he was struck by a vehicle. The impact knocked Barnes off his feet, sending him under a second vehicle. The driver of the vehicle that hit Barnes fled the scene, while the driver of the second vehicle stopped and contacted police. Barnes was pronounced dead on the scene. The hit and run driver has not been identified.