Hit-and-Run Suspect Arrested After Child Killed In Pedestrian Accident
Posted By Meyerkord & Meyerkord, LLC
The St. Louis Police have a suspect in custody after the fatal
hit-and-run accident that killed a 12-year-old boy in South City on August 9th. The suspect
is a 23-year-old man who has been charged with second-degree involuntary
manslaughter and fleeing the scene of a crash. The suspect allegedly struck
the 12-year-old boy as he was crossing Gravois and Delor with his speeding
northbound red Audi at approximately 8:40 p.m. Police say the suspect
fled the scene leaving the child to die. The victim was taken to the hospital
where he later died around four a.m.
Police, as well as friends and family, began searching for a four-door
Audi with a black hood. The victim’s mother received a tip for the
location of a car that match the description. The car was found parked
behind a fence and covered in the same neighborhood as the victim, near
Grand and Taft. The 23-year-old was arrested as neighbors watched. Residents
say the accused has lived with his family in the area for nearly 17 years.
Fatal pedestrian accidents happen far too often in the Greater St. Louis
area. Many of these horrific accidents are hit-and-runs. It is a criminal
action for a driver to leave the scene of an accident in Missouri. If
you have been injured in a hit-and-run pedestrian accident, contact Meyerkord
and Meyerkord, LLC, as soon as possible after the accident. Even if the
hit-and-run driver is never found, you still have legal options and rights.
To find out more information on how a St. Louis auto accident attorney
at Meyerkord and Meyerkord, LLC, can help you recover from your hit-and-run case,
contact our downtown law office today.