St. Louis Police have determined that the accident that killed an Effingham native last Friday was not a hit and run.
25-year-old Nicholas Barnes was walking in the Central West End neighborhood at approximately 10:30pm when he was fatally struck by a vehicle. Police initially believed that Barnes was struck by two vehicles, with the first knocking him off his feet and sending him under the second vehicle. Police have since discovered that the first vehicle, which left the scene, did not strike Barnes. The driver of the vehicle that did strike Barnes stayed on the scene and contacted 911. Police are continuing their investigation of the accident.
Barnes was attending classes at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. He would have turned 26 last Monday.