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.
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.
More reports from our archive:
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.
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.
One person was killed in a crash involving a tractor-trailer unit on Route 9 in Chesterfield on Wednesday night.
According to authorities, the tractor-trailer slid off the side of the road and into the snow-covered embankment. Officers think the driver tried to get out of the truck, and when they arrived, they found him pinned underneath the vehicle.
Rescue crews tried to extricate the driver, but were unsuccessful and he died on scene.
The cause of the collision remains under investigation.
A 35-year-old man was killed by a hit-and-run driver in Queens early Sunday, police said.
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.
Police are looking for a white Honda sedan seen leaving the scene.
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.
Cops said the car was traveling east on Astoria Blvd. when it struck Clemente-Ovando, who was attempting to cross the road near 31st Ave.