Two teens charged after St. Louis hit-and-run kills pedestrian

3 years 2 months 1 week ago Monday, July 13 2015 Jul 13, 2015 Monday, July 13, 2015 2:17:09 PM CDT July 13, 2015 in News
By: The Associated Press

ST. LOUIS (AP) - An 18-year-old is jailed on $100,000 cash bond after being charged with involuntary manslaughter in connection with a hit-and-run crash that killed a pedestrian near Busch Stadium.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Dontae Jackson also is charged with leaving an accident scene and making a false report.

Jackson was charged after police identified him as the driver of the car that fatally injured 50-year-old Ashish "Bapi" Gupta on June 28.

Police last week announced they had taken the 15-year-old into custody. But the newspaper says she has been released after a scheme to blame her for the crash fell apart.

Jackson's girlfriend, 17-year-old Trena Williams, also is charged with making a false report.

Online court records don't show whether Jackson or Williams have attorneys.

 

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