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Woman charged for pedestrian hit-and-run case featured in News 4 Investigation

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ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOV.com) -

Just two weeks after a News 4 investigation revealed the startling numbers of pedestrians hit and killed in our region, there are new charges in one of the cases we highlighted.

Jameca Stanfield was killed as she crossed Grand Ave. in April, 2016. The driver fled the scene.

Ever since, the case had been under investigation.

Her sister made an emotional plea to the person responsible in a story News 4 aired a few weeks ago.

"She was murdered, not by a gun but by a vehicle. You left her there, it was murder,” said Jameca’s sister, Tiffanie Stanfield.

Thursday, prosecutors charged Alice McClure with involuntary manslaughter, leaving the scene of an accident and filing a false police report.

She has not yet been arrested.

The probable cause statement reads as follows:

On April 13, 2016, victim J.S. was struck by a motor vehicle.  Witnesses and surveillance video showed that the car which hit J.S. was traveling at speeds well in excess of the posted and safe speed limit for the area.  J.S. suffered serious injuries and died as a result of being struck by the car.  The driver of the car made no effort to stop and assist J.S. and the vehicle fled the scene without notifying anyone that their vehicle had hit J.S.  The vehicle in question was located the following day.  The vehicle had extensive damage consistent with, and resulting from, striking J.S.  The vehicle was owned by the defendant and her husband.  St. Louis Metropolitan Police Detectives Benjamin Hawkins and Sean Murphy located the defendant and her husband and learned from them that the defendant had possession of the vehicle on the evening of the incident in which J.S. was killed.  The defendant reported to the Detectives that the vehicle had been stolen from her in a robbery earlier on the evening of the incident involving J.S. An investigation into the defendant’s robbery report revealed that no such robbery incident took place at the time and location disclosed by the defendant.

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