Police investigation has determined the vehicle in the supposed hit-and-run that killed Nadia Nascimento was a St. Charles County snowplow – and that the driver was unaware that Nascimento had been hit.
On Nov. 11, Nascimento, 33, was struck near the 2500 block of Pitman Avenue, near Lake Saint Louis Boulevard.
Wentzville Police Department Public Information Officer Jacob Schmidt had said that it appeared Nascimento’s vehicle had stopped due to vehicle trouble, and she had begun walking eastbound up to Lake Saint Louis Boulevard and 70, assumedly to get help, when she was hit by a then-unknown vehicle. She was transported to an area hospital, but was pronounced deceased at 8:36 p.m.
A press release from the Wentzville Police Department stated that following a thorough investigation where video footage was reviewed and witnesses interviewed, it was revealed that a snow plow from the St. Charles County Highway Department was in the area at the time Nascimento was struck.
“Members of the Wentzville Police Department, with full cooperation of St. Charles County Officials, examined the snow plow and found evidence that indicated it was the striking vehicle,” the release said. “The investigation revealed the driver was unaware he had struck Ms. Nascimento. After reviewing all the facts and circumstances in this case it appears to have been a tragic accident.”
This case was forwarded to the St. Charles County Prosecuting Attorney’s office for review. Per the St. Charles County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office, no criminal charges will be filed at this time.