Police investigating hit-and-run wreck near SLU campus


CHESTERFIELD, MO (KMOV.com) – A Chesterfield woman who pleaded guilty in June to leaving the scene of an accident has been sentenced to five years’ probation.

According to police, 55-year-old Yelena Pelts thought she had hit an animal while driving on Olive Boulevard near River Valley Drive on February 12, but had in fact hit Roy Joseph, 41.

Joseph had been walking on the road when Pelts struck him. His body was later discovered by a woman on her way to work in the snow along the road.

Physical evidence led police to Pelts’ vehicle, a 2004 pearl white Toyota Sienna minivan.

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