Granite City Police are asking for the public's help as they continue to investigate  a fatal hit-and-run accident along Illinois Route 3. Authorities responded to the scene; located about one-half mile south of Niedringhaus Avenue around 7 a.m. on Saturday morning after receiving several calls from motorists in the area.

The victim has been identified as 50-year old Shari L. Watts of the 900 block of East Airline Drive in East Alton. Police say that the accident likely happened hours before the discovery of the body and are asking anyone who has information about the incident or who may have witnessed it to call the Granite City Police Department at (618) 877-6111 or to call the anonymous Crime Stoppers tip line at 866-371-8477.

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