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Charges Filed in Fatal Hit and Run

Heather Riske
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Photo courtesy of Chesterfield Police Department.

Photo courtesy of Chesterfield Police Department.

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CHESTERFIELD, Mo. (KMOX) - Chesterfield Police Department detectives say they have arrested a woman in connection with a fatal hit and run accident on February 11.

Yelena Pelts, 54, of the 600 block of Clovertrail Drive, faces felony criminal charges for leaving the scene of a motor vehicle accident.

On February 18, police arrested Pelts as the suspected driver of the vehicle, but she was released pending further investigation and the application of warrants.  Following the issuance of a felony warrant today, Pelts was arrested and is currently in police custody with a $10,000 bond.

The victim in this case, Roy Joseph, was fatally struck on Olive Blvd. in Chesterfield while walking home.

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