Charges Filed Against Woman in Death Investigation

MOUNT VERNON, Mo -  A woman from Miller has been charged in connection with the death of another woman in Mount Vernon early Sunday morning.

Lerenda Campbell has been charged with a DWI and Leaving the Scene Of Accident.  



A woman has died after being struck by a vehicle early Sunday morning in Mt. Vernon.

Officers were called to Sherry's Tavern in Mt. Vernon at 1:45 a.m. to a fight in progress. While in route, officers were notified that a subject had been struck by a vehicle. Witnesses on scene performed CPR but the victim died at the scene.

The victim was identified as 42-year-old Nichole Barker of Mt. Vernon.

During the investigation, it was determined the suspect vehicle had left the scene. Officers received driver information along with a description of the vehicle and a short time later, the driver was located and taken into custody. 

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