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STL: Woman dies after hit-and-run pedestrian crash north of St. Louis, suspect charged

ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MO — A 28-year-old woman was arrested and charged in connection to a hit-and-run pedestrian crash late last Tuesday near north St. Louis that claimed the life of another woman, reports KSDK.

According to the St. Louis County Police Department, the fatal incident took place in the 9800 block of Halls Ferry Road on February 20, at around 11:30 p.m.

A preliminary investigation found that the victim was on foot and crossing the road when she was struck by a northbound vehicle driven by the suspect. Authorities said the suspect left the scene before authorities arrived.

The victim, who was rushed to an area hospital, succumbed to her injuries.

A probable cause statement indicates that following the crash, the suspect returned home and went out again to take a friend home. She then returned to the scene and told an officer there that she was involved in a collision but was unaware of what she had hit, which conflicted with other evidence.

On Wednesday February 21 Coleman was charged with one count of both “leaving the scene of a fatal accident and driving with a suspended license. ” Her bond has been set at $50,000.

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