A teenager involved in a New Year’s Day hit-and-run accident has died. Police say 17-year-old Mayra Verduzco passed away Sunday morning at Sunrise Hospital, just hours after the crash. Investigators say the teen was a passenger in a Volkswagen Passat that was rear-ended by a Cadillac on southbound Eastern near St. Louis. Three other passengers suffered minor injuries. Police are still looking for the occupants of the 2004 Cadillac, who fled before paramedics arrived.
Crime scene tape, murder victim in background (defocussed, B&W)