Hit-and-Run Suspect Arrested After Child Killed In Pedestrian Accident

Posted By Meyerkord & Meyerkord, LLC || 12-Aug-2016

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.


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