Authorities in Granite City expect to file charges against a suspect tomorrow in an apparent hit and run in the city on Sunday. Yesterday, police released pictures of a silver or gray extended cab truck with damage to the front passenger side and possibly the windshield. A few hours later, police say they located the vehicle.
The incident took place sometime Sunday morning on Highway 203 about a quarter mile east of 21st street and claimed the life of 25-year-old Mark Harris, Jr., of St. Louis. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Granite City Police say Harris’ body was found around 8am. The Madison County Coroner pronounced him dead at 8:50am Sunday. The preliminary autopsy shows blunt head trauma as the cause of death.