Man charged in hit-and-run, fatal wreck in St. Louis

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by KMOV.com staff

KMOV.com

Posted on March 15, 2013 at 5:07 PM

Updated Friday, Mar 15 at 6:48 PM

(KMOV) – Police have filed charges against a man accused of fleeing the scene of a hit-and-run wreck on Thursday, then crashing  into a car in north St. Louis, killing the driver.

Robert White, 41, was charged Friday with first-degree manslaughter, two counts of second-degree assault and three count of armed criminal action.

According to police, White was driving an SUV near the intersection of 9th and Market when he sideswiped a St. Louis license collector’s vehicle.

White kept going and hopped on Interstate 70. He then exited at Branch St. and was driving eastbound at a high rate of speed when he ran a stop sign at N. Broadway and hit the broadside of a car.

The driver of the car, identified as 53-year-old Marcus Dorsey, was pronounced dead at the scene. Two others in the car were transported to the hospital, where one was in serious and the other in critical condition as of Thursday night.. White was transported to the hospital and released.

Authorities said firefighters had to use the Jaws of Life to get the injured victims out of the car.

Police said the employee in the city vehicle attempted to follow the SUV, but by the time he got on Branch Rd., the accident had already happened.

 

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