Roy Joseph, 41, struck and killed by hit & run driver while walking on Olive Blvd. in Chesterfield. Yelena Pelts, 54, has been arrested in connection with this accident.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

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

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.

People Involved: 
Roy Joseph
Yelena Pelts
Olive Blvd.

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Wednesday, April 9, 2014

A motorcyclist was killed following a multi-vehicle collision at a Chesterfield intersection during Thursday evening’s commute.

Monarch Fire District officials say a car collided with the motorcycle at Appalachian Trail and Olive at approximately 5:20 p.m.

The motorcyclist was pronounced dead at the scene.

Friday, December 6, 2013

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The victim, a Brooklyn man whose name was not immediately released, was mowed down as he tried to cross Woodhaven Blvd. at Jamaica Ave. about 3:15 a.m., cops said.

He was rushed to Jamaica Hospital where he died.

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Thursday, April 24, 2014

A man was killed Friday morning after being hit by a truck at Forestdale Blvd. and Hedgewood Drive in Adamsville.

The accident occurred about 9:30 a.m. The victim, a male, was pronounced dead on the scene, according to the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office. Sherriff's deputies have the driver of the truck, later identified as Joseph Pool, 32, in custody, and are questioning him.

The investigation is ongoing, according to the sheriff's office.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

A woman is in the hospital after a hit-and-run crash on Highway 6 in northwest Harris County.

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Officials say the driver did not stop.

Deputies said Life Flight airlifted the victim to Memorial Hermann Hospital in serious, but stable condition. She’s expected to survive.

Investigators do not have a description of the wanted vehicle.

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

The first hit-and-run happened in Queens at around 4:30 a.m. when Enrique Clemente-Ovando, 29, of Elmhurst, was struck and killed about a mile from his home, according to cops.

The driver fled the crash in a beige Toyota Camry with Pennsylvania plates, police said.

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Sunday, March 2, 2014

An intersection was closed in Stockton after a pedestrian was hit and killed by a vehicle.

The pedestrian was hit at around 7 a.m. Monday at the intersection of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. and Aurora St. and the driver left, according to police. A second vehicle may have also hit the pedestrian.

It’s unknown if the pedestrian was in the street at the intersection when the incident happened.

The pedestrian’s identity is being withheld.