Police Identify Hit and Run Victim in Caruthersville

A body found near the recreation center in Caruthersville is believed to be the victim of a hit and run. Caruthersville said kids found a body in a ditch near the recreation center around 6 p.m. on Saturday, July 31. Police say they believe the man died in a hit and run that happened in the early morning hours on Saturday. Debris from a vehicle was found on the roadway. Police say 39 year-old Willie T. Campbell was walking in the road on 15th Street, at the Truman Boulevard intersection, when he was hit by an SUV at approximately 8:22 p.m. on Friday. Police report the driver of the SUV, 30-year-old Nicholas L. Womble, left the scene of the crash. Police say Womble was later arrested for leaving the scene of a motor vehicle accident involving a death. Womble was booked into the Pemiscot County Jail and is being held without bond.

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