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Demetrus Waites pleads guilty to killing pedestrian after fleeing traffic stop

5:47 AM, Mar 5, 2013   |    comments
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St. Louis, MO (KSDK) - A south city man has pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter, resisting arrest, and leaving the scene of an accident charges connected to the July 2011 death of a man killed when he was struck by the car.

32 year old Demetrus Waites admitted his guilt Monday in St. Louis Circuit Court and was sentenced to 15 years in prison.

Police had stopped Waites car after Waites violated a stop sign and was pulled over by officers at Goodfellow and Greer in north St. Louis.

While police were questioning the suspect, he sped away, blew through a red light at Goodfellow and Dr. Martin Luther King.  The car then struck a parked vehicle, jumped the curb, and struck 19 year old Antwonne Williams of Berkeley.

Williams died at the crash scene according to police who say Waites suffered minor injuries in the collision and was arrested after receiving medical treatment.

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