FORSYTH, Mo. -- A 21-year-old man from Merriam Woods man is charged for a hit-and-run crash that killed a pedestrian early Monday. Dylan Sparks is charged with abandonment of a corpse and tampering with a motor vehicle.
The probable cause statement against Sparks says he was the driver of a truck that hit a pedestrian in Merriam Woods early Monday. The victim's name was not released by Tuesday afternoon.
The statement says Sparks admitted he knew the man was dead when he raced away from the crash. Law enforcement officers found the the truck in a parking lot in Branson.
Probable cause statement from Missouri State Highway Patrol detective:
On August 19, 2013, at approximately 4:06 a.m., I was notified of a possible motor vehicle crash involving a pedestrian at Old Trail Road near Linnwood Steet in Merriam Woods, in which the driver had left the scene. I was informed the driver was Dylan Sparks, date of birth Feb. 2, 1992 from Merriam Woods.