Suspect arrested in deadly Butler Co. hit and run crash
POPLAR BLUFF, MO (KFVS) - Police have arrested a suspect in a hit and run crash that killed an 18-year-old Sunday night.
According to Missouri Highway Patrol, Cletis W. Powell Jr., 35, of Neelyville is charged with leaving the scene of a motor vehicle accident.
Alexander Metzing, 18, from Poplar Bluff was riding a scooter on MO Hwy. 142 three miles south of Poplar Bluff at Half Moon Lane around 9:50 p.m. Sunday.
Investigators say Metzing was slowing down to make a right turn when he was hit from behind by a dark blue truck. Metzing was killed in the crash.
Powell was arrested Tuesday at 11 p.m.
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