ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – The St. Louis Circuit Attorney’s Office charged a 23-year-old south city man in connection with a fatal hit and run accident that claimed the life of 12-year old Clinton Vorce.
The accident happened Tuesday night at the intersection of Gravois and Delor, near the Bevo Mill.
Brayan Sosa was charged with second-degree involuntary manslaughter (for allegedly speeding), leaving the scene of an accident, and felony tampering (for allegedly trying to hide evidence of the crash).
“We're just glad he was caught and that he will do justice,” said Heather Ashby, Clinton’s aunt. “Do I think the charges are adequate for the situation? I don't. Do I think that will bring peace to (Clinton’s) mom? I do, but that'll take time.”
Investigators said the accident happened while Vorce was crossing against a signal. Tips from the public about Sosa’s car—a red Audi with a black hood—helped police solve the case.
“A witness observed the child walking across the street. He struck the child and continued to speed off down Gravois,” Assistant Circuit Attorney Kelly Moyich said. “When police were able to locate the vehicle they determined paint had been removed from the hood of the vehicle, and that's where the tampering charge comes into play.”
Sosa is being held on a $500,000 cash-only bond.