Prosecutors charge William Sapp in Lacledes Landing street race accident

9:14 AM, Dec 9, 2010   |    comments
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St. Louis, MO (KSDK)--  The driver of a car allegedly involved in an accident during an illegal street race near Laclede's Landing has been charged in the incident.

St. Louis prosecutors accused 19-year-old William Mack Sapp of the Sappington area of south St. Louis County with separate counts of assault and felony leaving the scene of an accident for his role in the Sunday night accident.

Investigators say Sapp was driving the Mitsubishi Eclipse that struck the 17 year old woman who was serving as a 'flag girl' to start the race in the 1400 block of Collins near Cass Avenue, just north of the Landing.

The young woman was struck by the Mitsubishi according to witnesses and then thrown into the path of a Chevrolet pick-up which was pitted against the Mitsubishi in the illegal race.   She is listed in serious condition at the hospital.

The pick-up was driven by 19 year old Trenton Pinckard of Glen Carbon Illinois.  Pinckard was charged earlier this week with one count of felony leaving the scene of an accident after witnesses say he ran over the victim after she was thrown into the path of his vehicle.  Police say Pinckard was driving the pick-up truck in the Sunday night incident.

Both drivers are accused of speeding away from the scene of the incident.

Pinckard is free after posting a bond of $50,000; while Sapp remains in custody, with his bond set at a half million dollars cash only. 


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