Nadia Nascimento, 33, was the victim of what is suspected to be a hit and run in Wentzville on Monday, November 11.
“Basically we received a call for an unresponsive person lying in the roadway. Upon our arrival there was a passerby conducting CPR on an individual that appeared to be struck by a vehicle,” Wentzville Police Department Public Information Officer Jacob Schmidt said.
This all happened near the 2500 block of Pitman Ave., near Lake Saint Louis Blvd.
“A later on investigation kind of revealed that, we believe she was on Hwy 70 and she got off. They were having some sort of vehicle trouble. At about the 2500 block of E Pitman Ave. they stopped,” Schmidt said.
He said that the person Nascimento was with, tended to the vehicle problem while Nascimento walked eastbound, heading up to Lake St. Louis Blvd and 70, assumedly for help, when she was struck by a vehicle.
“Unfortunately, no one stayed there or notified us about that until a passerby came by and started conducting CPR on her,” Schmidt said.
After an ambulance arrived at the scene and life saving measures were performed, Nascimento was transported to the hospital.
The initial call from the passerby came out at 7:37 p.m. and Nascimento was pronounced deceased at 8:36 p.m.
“We put out a request asking for anyone that was on E. Pitman Ave. around 7:30 p.m. that may have seen something to please contact us. We’re trying to figure out what happened. We don’t know if it was an accident or if it was a hit and run so to speak. We just know that we had a then injured, now deceased subject that we believe was struck by a vehicle,” Schmidt said.
Schmidt confirmed that the injuries Nascimento suffered were consistent with being struck by a vehicle.
Schmidt said that if anyone was in that 2500 block of Pitman Ave., near Maze Collision Repair, around 7:30 p.m. that night and has any information, please call Wentzville Police dispatch at 636-327-5105.