ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – A 23-year-old man has been arrested in connection to a hit and run accident that killed a 12-year-old.
Brayan Sosa was charged with involuntary manslaughter, leaving the scene of an accident, and tampering with physical evidence. A judge ordered a $500,000 cash-only bond.
Clinton Vorce, 12, was walking westbound on Delor near the Bevo Mill in south St. Louis Tuesday night. A red four door Audi was speeding northbound on Gravois. The vehicle hit Vorce while he was crossing the intersection. The vehicle continued on Gravois without stopping.
Vorce was taken to the hospital that evening. He was listed in critical condition. He died the next day at around 4am.
The probable cause statement released by the St. Louis Circuit Attorney says that two witnesses saw the suspect’s car strike Vorce and speed away. One of the witnesses stopped where the victim was lying on the curb and called 911.
The witness that helped Vorce described the vehicle to police as a red Audi with a flat black hood. Police say they received multiple tips that identified the defendant as driving a red Audi with a black hood. They also gave investigators Sosa’s home address.
Police say Sosa told them that he knew why they showed up at his house. He said it was about the car accident. Investigators found a 2009 red Audi 4 at the home.
Investigators say a layer of black paint appears to have been removed from the hood. Remnants of the black paint were found on the hood of the vehicle.
The probable cause statement says that Sosa told police that he knew he hit someone during the accident. The tells them that he removed the paint from the vehicle to prevent officers from finding him.
A GoFundMe account has been set up for the victim’s burial. A candlelight vigil will be held Friday night near the Bevo Mill.