Chesterfield woman pleads guilty to fatal hit-and-run

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Yelena Pelts, of Chesterfield, was charged with leaving the scene of a fatal crash after the death of a man on Olive Boulevard in February.

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CHESTERFIELD, Mo. (AP) _ A Chesterfield woman has pleaded guilty to leaving the scene of a motor vehicle accident after police say she struck and killed a pedestrian with her minivan.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports 55-year-old Yelena Pelts pleaded guilty Friday and is scheduled to be sentenced July 29. Police say the body of 41-year-old Roy Joseph was found on a street on just before 7 a.m. Feb. 11.

According to a police report, Joseph was hit as he was walking home at 10 p.m. the night before.

Pelts was arrested about a week after the incident but was released pending the investigation.
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Information from: St. Louis Post-Dispatch

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