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Man Charged in Connection with Fatal Hit-and-Run in Springfield

Prosecutors in Springfield say a man is in custody facing charges after allegedly hitting a woman with his motorcycle, killing her.

Investigators say Rodney Shires was driving his motorcycle along Fremont Avenue at around 10 p.m. April 29 when the victim, Sandra Brown, attempted to cross the road on foot at the Lindberge Street intersection.

He collided with her and then fled the scene.

Shires suffered minor injuries, while Brown was pronounced dead at the scene.

He has been charged with leaving the scene of an accident resulting in physical injury.