Probation in hit-and-run case angers relatives of victim

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CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) _ Relatives of a suburban St. Louis man killed by a hit-and-run vehicle are angry after the driver received probation.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that 55-year-old Yelena Pelts of Chesterfield was sentenced Wednesday for the February 2014 accident that killed 41-year-old Roy Joseph of Chesterfield.

Pelts struck Joseph with her minivan. His body was found off the road in snow the next morning. Pelts was arrested about a week later.

Pelts’ attorney says she is remorseful and thought she had hit an animal or road sign.

One relative of Joseph called the sentence “a travesty of justice.”
Information from: St. Louis Post-Dispatch

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