A 13-year-old girl is dead following a hit-and-run accident in southeast Missouri.

The accident happened Wednesday night in Poplar Bluff. Police arrested a suspect, who remains jailed pending formal charges.

Police say the girl was walking in the street when she was struck by a blue Volkswagen Beetle that left the scene. Police tracked down the car and arrested the owner, a 42-year-old Poplar Bluff man.

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