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Woman arrested in fatal Chesterfield hit-and-run wreck

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(KMOV) – Police have arrested a person of interest wanted in a fatal hit-and-run accident in Chesterfield on Feb. 12.

Authorities say 54-year-old Yelena Pelts, of Chesterfield, was in custody Tuesday.

The arrest comes nearly a week after 41-year-old Roy Joseph was struck while walking along Olive Blvd. just west of River Valley Dr. His body was found lying in snow around 7 a.m. that morning. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Physical evidence at the scene and subsequent investigation led detectives to a 2004 Pearl white Toyota Sienna mini-van owned by Pelts. 

 

Charges against Pelts have yet to be filed and additional details surrounding her arrest were not immediately available.

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