It was a horrible accident that claimed the life of one person and injured two others. Now, the person responsible will serve time in prison.
Last week, Robert White pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter, assault, and other charges.
On March 14th, 2013 White got into a fender bender with a City of St. Louis employee. But instead of stopping to exchange information and report the accident, White took off. He ran two stop signs before T-boning a grey Pontiac on Branch St. in the Near North Riverfront neighborhood. The impact was so severe the Pontiac was pushed into a building. The driver of the car died and his two passengers were hurt.
White had prior convictions for robbery, burglary and armed criminal action.
Assistant Circuit Attorney Jeff Coleman recommended White serve 15 years in prison. White was given a sentence of seven years.