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Jury from Kansas City area to serve in Columbia fatal hit-and-run case

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Lukas Evans is charged with second-degree murder and leaving the scene of an accident in connection with a fatal hit-and-run crash that happened in February 2019.

COLUMBIA, Mo. (KMIZ)

The Missouri Supreme Court Chief Justice ordered Tuesday that jury members be selected from the Kansas City area for a Columbia fatal hit-and-run case.

Chief Justice George Draper ruled that the jury in Lukas Evans' case is being selected from Clay County. Evans requested a change of venue in July.

Online court records show the next hearing in the case is scheduled for April 6.

Evans faces charges of second-degree murder and leaving the scene of an accident in the February 2019 death of 37-year-old Jordan Hoyt.

Columbia police say Evans crashed into a car at the intersection of Stadium Boulevard and West Boulevard. Police allege Evans sped away from the scene northbound on West Boulevard and crashed into Hoyt's vehicle head-on.

Evans is being held in the Boone County Jail on a $1 million dollar bond.

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Matt Ragsdale

Matt Ragsdale is a broadcast and digital producer at ABC 17 News.

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