Police in Granite City are expected to seek charges today against a suspect accused in a fatal hit and run accident near Route 3. Fifty-year-old Shari Watts of East Alton was found dead along Illinois Route 3 about a half mile south of Niedringhaus Avenue just after 7am Saturday. Authorities believe Watts was last seen alive asking for a ride in Brooklyn last Friday night.
Granite City police report they arrested one person yesterday, and impounded a car in connection with the case. Detectives plan to meet with the Madison County State's Attorney's Office today to present their case.