UPDATED: Second man charged in girl's drag-racing injury
ST. LOUIS (KMOX) - Warrants have now been issued for a second driver believed to be involved in an illegal drag race that resulted in critical injuries to a 17-year-old girl.
The girl was acting as the “flag girl” for the race in the 1400 block of Collins when she was struck by one vehicle and pushed into the path of a second – a pick-up truck that ran over her.
Both vehicles fled the scene.
St. Louis police have now charged 19-year-old William Mack Sapp of the Sappington area with driving a Grey Mitsubishi Eclipse that initially struck the girl, who remains hospitalized in critical condition.
Sapp was arrested Wednesday and investigators presented the case to prosecutors, who issued a warrant for Sapp for 2nd Degree Assault and Felony Leaving the Scene of an Accident.
A Judge set Sapp’s bond at $500,000 cash-only.
OUR EARLIER STORY:
Charges have been filed against a suspect in Sunday’s night’s St. Louis drag racing accident that critically injured a 17-year-old girl.
19-year-old Trenton Pinckard of the 20 block of South Meadow in Glen Carbon was allegedly driving the pickup that ran over the girl, after a car hit her, knocking her to the ground.
Pinckard is charged with leaving the scene of an accident, and is being held on $50,000 dollars cash only bond.
A second suspect is in custody. Police say the 19 year old was driving a gray Mitsubishi Eclipse in the drag race.
We will update you further once investigators present the case to the Circuit Attorney’s Office for warrants.
Investigators say the girl was acting as a ‘flag girl’ to signal the start of the race in the 1400 block of Collins.
She remains in critical condition at a local hospital.
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