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ST. LOUIS COUNTY • Prosecutors on Tuesday charged a St. Louis man in a fatal hit-and-run crash during a Velda City police chase last week.

Mikal Hamilton

Mikal Hamilton, of St. Louis, pleaded guilty in a fatal hit-and-run as he fled police.

Keisha Redding

Keisha Redding, 23, of St. Louis, in a photo provided by her family.

Mikal M. Hamilton, 24, was charged with first-degree involuntary manslaughter and leaving the scene of a crash. His bail was set at $100,000 cash, but he was not yet in custody Tuesday.

Velda City police tried to stop a Chevrolet Monte Carlo late Friday morning a mile south of Natural Bridge and Lucas & Hunt roads. The car sped away from police and ran a red light at the intersection, where it struck Keisha Redding, 23, of St. Louis.

Police have launched an internal investigation into the pursuit. Velda City's police chief told the Post-Dispatch last week that it appeared his officers followed the department's chase policy.

The Monte Carlo was later found abandoned in St. Louis, police said.

Hamilton has a prior conviction for unlawful use of weapon. Court records give his address in the 1200 block of Melvin Collins Walk in St. Louis.

Joel Currier is a reporter for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Follow him on Twitter here: @joelcurrier.