ST. LOUIS (AP) — An O’Fallon man has been charged in a fatal hit-and-run crash last October that left a woman dead, according to St. Louis police.
John Springer, 39, is charged with leaving the scene of a deadly crash on Oct. 16, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported.
Investigators said Springer was going at least 30 mph (48.3 kph) over the speed limit when he crashed into a car at a north St. Louis intersection. The collision caused 39-year-old Melissa Bassett to be thrown from her car, and she died two weeks later from her injuries, officials said.
Witnesses told police that Springer’s car hit Bassett’s and that Springer then sped away from the crash.
Springer was arrested Friday, and a judge ordered him held without bail, citing Springer's extensive criminal history. Prosecutors also noted that Springer had skipped out on a Sept. 30 hearing in another case charging him with assault and property damage.