A Chesterfield, Mo women has been charged in a fatal hit and run accident. 54-year-old Yelena Pelts has been charged with leaving the scene of a motor vehicle accident. The accident happened in February 11, 2014. Roy Joseph, 41, was found just north of Olive, near Highway 141 of the St.Louis suburb. After snowing that morning, the sidewalk was covered and Joseph was walking along the road when he was struck. Pelts drove a 2004 Pearl white Toyota Sienna Minivan at the time of the accident.
Joseph was not the only person killed in a hit-and-run in Chesterfield that week. It is believed, Joe Affenberg was killed by a minivan around the 400 block of North Kirkwood Road, a little south of Bodley Ave. on February 9, 2014 at around 11:15pm. There has been no charges or arrests made in the Auffenberg case , however, Officers are offering $16,000 for any information in the case. A warrant was issued for Pelts Wednesday and police took Pelts into custody; she is being held on a $10,000 bond.
Negligent driving on the highway is often the cause of these catastrophic accidents. A motorists owes a special duty when driving on the road, that duty is heightened in the winter when roads are icy and covered in snow. Any person who breaches this duty is responsible for any damages resulting from the accident.
Hit and runs are serious incidents and cause devastating effects on the family of the victims. It may take months to resolve the case; but our experienced attorneys at Meyerkord & Kurth will fight for you all the way. We have decades of experience dealing with complex litigation; dealing with investigators insurance companies and the courts. If you or a loved one has been killed in wrongful death action, please give us a call at (800) 391-4318, and we can help you get your family back on track.