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.