Woman accused in fatal hit-and-run


Share
Posted Online: Dec. 04, 2012, 11:52 am
Comment on this story | Print this story | Email this story

GRANITE CITY, Ill. (AP) Prosecutors have accused a woman in connection with the southwestern Illinois hit-and-run accident that killed a pedestrian.

Twenty-three-year-old Gabrielle Parent of Granite City is charged in Madison with failing to report an accident involving a death. That felony is punishable by up to 15 years in prison and a $25,000 fine.

Passing motorists found the body of 50-year-old Shari Watts of East Alton on Saturday along Illinois Route 3 in Granite City.

Investigators believe Watts was in the Brooklyn area the previous night seeking a ride home. Authorities think the hit-and-run accident that killed Watts may have happened several hours before her body was found.

Parent wasn't reachable for comment Tuesday. She has an unlisted home telephone number and online court records don't show whether she has an attorney.














 



Local events heading








  Today is Thursday, April 24, the 114th day of 2014. There are 251 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.








(More History)