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St. Louis man charged in fatal 2013 drunk driving crash

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ST. LOUIS -- A St. Louis man was arrested last week and charged with involuntary manslaughter and armed criminal action for a 2013 car crash that killed one person and left three others seriously injured.

Police say 30-year-old Ronnie Spencer, of the 2400 block of Shirley Avenue, was drunk and high on marijuana when he lost control of his car and crashed on November 15, 2013.

According to authorities, he was traveling at 80 miles per hour through the 3400 block of North Kingshighway, which has a speed limit of 30 mph.

Spencer reportedly swerved to avoid another vehicle near Lexington Avenue, hitting the curb and media and flipping the vehicle over.

Three passengers were in the car with Spencer and were all thrown clear of the vehicle. 31-year-old Robert Gilbert died at the scene, while the 22-year-old and 25-year-old  passengers sustained serious injuries.

Spencer was also critically injured in the crash. He is now being held on $150,000 cash-only bail. His next court appearance is set for January 8.

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