Police in eastern Missouri say a pedestrian has died after stepping into traffic near St. Louis and being hit by two cars.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the incident happened at 8:41 p.m. Tuesday on Chambers Road, east of Westdell Drive in St. Louis County.

The Missouri Highway Patrol says that's when 35-year-old Cornell A. Mahr, of St. Louis, stepped off a sidewalk and walked into the path of an eastbound car, which hit Mahr.

Investigators say a second eastbound vehicle also hit Mahr. Officials say the driver of the second vehicle fled the scene. Investigators say 44-year-old Tanika N. Minor, who driving a 2009 Chevy Malibu, was not injured.

Mahr was pronounced dead at 9:21 p.m. by Dr. Wang at Barnes Jewish Hospital.

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