St. Louis, MO (KTRS) - A woman is in custody for a second time connected to a fatal hit and run accident in Chesterfield last month.
Yelena Pelts was first arrested of February 18, but released as police continued to investigate. Wednesday she was arrested again and is facing felony charges. Police say Pelts was driving on Olive near Highway 141 on February 11, when she hit and killed Roy Joseph.
Pelts is now held on a $10,000 bond.
A suspect is in custody connected to a fatal hit and run crash last week.
Police arrested Yelena Pelts. She was initially a person of interest in the crash when they linked her vehicle to the scene. Now police believe she was involved in the accident that killed 41-year-old Roy Joseph.
Charges are expected against Pelts on Wednesday.
A second teen has died after a car crash Tuesday afternoon.
Police say that 15-year-old Darius Clay and 17-year-old Martez Edwards were in a speeding car when the driver lost control and crashed into a tree on Euclid in North St. Louis. Police later learned the car they were in had been stolen. The owner had started the car and gone back inside to allow the vehicle time to warm up.
Police say a third passenger left the scene of the accident before emergency crews arrived.
St. Louis, MO (KTRS) - One person is in critical condition after an accident on northbound Interstate 55 Monday morning.
The St. Louis Fire Department says one person was thrown from the vehicle during the accident near Loughborough. The accident involved a total of three vehicles and three people were injured. Investigators are on scene trying to determine the cause of the accident.
As of 7:50 AM, all northbound lanes of the highway are closed and traffic is being diverted onto Loughborough.
Some good news after a rough morning commute: MoDOT has opened many lanes on I-55 near Bayless.
The highway was closed for more than six hours after a collision between a tanker truck and a MoDOT plow. Authorities say the crash caused a fuel leak. Emergency responders used sandbags to keep the fuel from reaching a nearby creek.
Police have identified the driver who died in a car accident on Interstate-44 yesterday.
Morgan Ciota was driving eastbound on 44 near the Jefferson exit when she lost control of her car. The driver of a semi truck saw her car start to spin and the driver tried to avoid Ciota. But the semi slid into the car. When emergency crews arrived they pronounced Ciota dead on the scene.
Police believe that speed may have been a factor in the accident.
The snow-covered roads have turned deadly in Missouri.
One person was killed in an accident that involved a semi truck. The accident was near the Jefferson exit. All lanes of eastbound I-44 were closed as crews cleaned up the scene. It is not known what caused the accident.
MoDOT officials are still urging residents to stay off the roads--crews continue their work to remove snow from all major routes in the metro area.
CAMDENTON, Mo. (AP) — Wintry weather has contributed to four deadly crashes on Missouri roads in two days.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol says one person died Friday morning in Camden County when a vehicle crashed into a minivan after sliding on ice. Later Friday morning in Phelps County, a second person died when a car lost control on an icy road and overturned.
A third person died around noon Friday in Franklin County when a vehicle lost control on an ice-covered bridge and veered into oncoming traffic. The fourth victim died Saturday morning in Henry County when a pickup truck began sliding and hit a tree.
The patrol identified the victims as 42-year-old Karla Brown of Camdenton, 16-year-old Charity Adams of Licking, 23-year-old Whitney Gabathuler of Herman and 80-year-old William Dulaban of Deepwater.
KTRS - O'Fallon, MO - One person is dead, two others injured after a traffic accident in O'Fallon, Missouri.
Police say a car driving on Weldon Spring pulled in front of a car that was driving on Technology Drive. A passenger in the vehicle on Weldon Spring died, the driver of that car was injured.
The driver of the other vehicle was also injured.