ST. LOUIS • A St. Louis man faces manslaughter and other charges for his role in a fatal crash Thursday near the Old North St. Louis neighborhood.
Robert A. White, 41, of the 4100 block of Humphrey Street, was charged Friday with first-degree manslaughter, two counts of second-degree assault, and three counts of armed criminal action.
Marcus Dorsey, 53, was killed and two male passengers hospitalized after their vehicle was T-boned by a Ford Explorer driven by White that was apparently fleeing the scene of a minor traffic accident, police said.
The fatal two-car collision happened at 12:30 p.m. at Branch Street and North Broadway near the Old North St. Louis neighborhood.
White was treated for minor injuries and arrested.
Officials said White had fled the scene of an earlier accident with a St. Louis City License Collector’s vehicle one or two miles from the fatal crash. The driver of the city vehicle called 911 and followed the Explorer, police said.
According to court documents, White got off Interstate 70 at Branch Street, where surveillance cameras show he ran the stop sign at the end of the exit ramp. He appeared to be speeding as he drove east on Branch toward North Broadway. Cameras show that White also ran the stop sign at Branch and North Broadway, hitting the vehicle Dorsey was driving north on North Broadway. Dorsey's vehicle was hit so hard it was pushed into a building in the 3100 block of North Broadway.
One passenger remained hospitalized Friday in serious condition with blood in his lungs and another was in critical condition with head trauma, the documents say.
Dorsey lived in the 800 block of Gustav Avenue in the Baden neighborhood.