A hit and run accident has claimed the life of a Centralia resident.
Around 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, June 16, Sharon Uebinger, 74 of Centralia, was walking her dog alongside Centralia’s East Columbia Street, when according to two witnesses, interviewed by the Centralia Police Department, she was struck by a black Honda Pilot.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Amy R. Rievley, 36 of Glagow has been arrested in connection to the hit-and-run death of Sharon L. Uebinger, 74 of Centralia.
Uebinger died 12:59 p.m. Wednesday, June 17, in University Hospital, as a result of injuries sustained when Rievley allegedly struck Uebinger with her 2005 black Honda Pilot in Centralia.
Later that evening, Rievely was arrested by a Howard County deputy for driving while intoxicated.
According to the MSHP online crash report, Rievley was driving east on Lakeview Street while Uebinger was walking along the south side of the street. Rievley drove off the south side of Lakeview and hit Uebinger, the report said. The Rievley “returned to the roadway and made a U-turn.” While making the U-turn, the report said, Rievley drove off the south side of Lakeview, drove back on the street and left the scene.
She was later arrested in Howard County.
Chief Bob Bias of the Centralia Police Department said his officers interviewed 10 people during the investigation. “We interviewed several who saw the vehicle and two who said they saw the actual accident,” Bias said.
He attributed Rievley’s quick arrest to information provided by witnesses and “the help and hard work of my law-enforcement partners… Without the witness descriptions we would never have been able to identify the vehicle and issue the stop and hold order used by Howard County to apprehend Rievely.”
Rievley is currently held in the Boone County Jail on no bail for charges of DWI-serious physical injury and Leaving the scene of an accident – physical injury and, as of the afternoon of June 18, second-degree murder.
According to the MSHP online crash report, Uebinger’s next of kin have been notified.
For the complete article, see next week’s edition of the Centralia Fireside Guard.