Date and Time: Feb. 28 at 3:25 a.m.
Location: 5400 block of Paris Road
Vehicle, Driver and Pedestrian Information:
Vehicle 1 - 2016 Acura TLX
Driver 1 - Stephanie Roberts, 33, of Columbia. No seatbelt, injuries- minor.
Passenger 1 in Vehicle 1 - Sundiala C. Moody, age 35, from Columbia, no seatbelt, injuries- minor.
Pedestrian 1 - Hunter Sadler, 23, of Mexico. Injuries- fatal. Next of kin has been notified.
Vehicle 1 was traveling north on Paris Road. Pedestrian 1 was crossing Paris road from west to east. Vehicle 1 struck Pedestrian 1. Pedestrian 1 was pronounced deceased at the scene by medical personnel.
Prior to the fatal crash, Pedestrian 1 was involved in a separate single vehicle crash in the 6000 block of Paris Road. After that crash, Pedestrian 1 began walking to the area of the 5400 block of Paris Road. Vehicle 1 then left the scene of the crash. Pedestrian 1 was pronounced deceased at the scene.
During the investigation, officers from the Columbia Police Department and deputies from the Boone County Sheriff’s Department were able to locate Vehicle 1, unoccupied, in a driveway of a residence in the 7600 block of North Zack Road.
Officers were able to determine that Drive 1 was the driver of the vehicle at the time of the crash. She was taken into custody without incident. She was arrested for felony leaving the scene of a crash and involuntary manslaughter.
This is an ongoing investigation. There are no further details to provide at this time.
Anyone with information about this incident is urged to please contact the Columbia Police Department at 573.874.7652 or CrimeStoppers at 573.875.TIPS (8477) to remain anonymous.
Case number 2020-001863