Man charged in fatal St. Louis hit-and-run

2 years 7 months 1 week ago Wednesday, October 14 2015 Oct 14, 2015 Wednesday, October 14, 2015 9:33:00 AM CDT October 14, 2015 in News
By: The Associated Press

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A Pagedale man has been charged after a pedestrian was struck and killed by a vehicle in St. Louis' Fairground Park.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch (http://bit.ly/1Psmsfw ) reports that 23-year-old Emond C. Washington was charged Friday with first-degree involuntary manslaughter in the death of 29-year-old Nathaniel Thomas. Washington was being held Tuesday on a $200,000 cash-only bail.

According to authorities, witnesses reported that the suspect may have been driving twice as fast as the posted 25-mph speed limit when his vehicle struck Thomas as the victim was crossing the street on Sept. 27.

Thomas was taken to a hospital, where he later died.

A message seeking a comment from the attorney listed for Washington was left by the Associated Press.

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