Driver surrendered to authorities in a deadly hit-and-run investigation in Highlandville, Mo.

Published: Jun. 7, 2022 at 9:06 PM CDT|Updated: Jun. 8, 2022 at 3:46 PM CDT
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HIGHLANDVILLE, Mo. (KY3) - A driver suspected in a deadly hit-and-run in Highlandville surrendered to authorities.

Michael Scott Waters faces involuntary manslaughter and leaving the scene of an accident resulting in death charges in the death of Debra Dove, 67.

Investigators say Waters hit Dove on a rural road in February while she was on her afternoon walk. She later died from her injuries. Investigators at the time of the crash noted the vehicle was a Jeep Cherokee with front-end damage.

Missouri State Highway Patrol officials said Waters had front-end damage on his car with clothes fibers and scuff marks. Investigators say Waters told them he had hit a deer. Investigators say the damage was not consistent with a deer.

Waters pleaded not guilty. He will return to court on July 6.

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