METROPOLIS – A Metropolis man died after being struck by a vehicle which left the scene south on Butler St. in Metropolis around 6:40 Tuesday night.
According to Illinois State Police (ISP), 48-year-old Jackie D. Laird was walking on Butler St. when the accident occurred. Laird was taken by ambulance to Massac Memorial Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
ISP is currently looking for the driver of the unknown white passenger car involved in the accident. Those with information related to the crash should contact ISP in Ullin at 845-3740.