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Two Men Plead Guilty in Drag Race That Left Hazelwood Teen in Critical Condition

The Hazelwood girl suffered an extensive head injury and fractured ribs when she was hit by a car and knocked into the path of a competing truck.

Two men charged in connection with an illegal drag race that left a seriously injured pleaded guilty this week for their involvement in the incident.

On Tuesday, William M. Sapp of south St. Louis County pleaded guilty in St. Louis Circuit Court to second-degree assault and leaving the scene of an injury accident. Both crimes are felonies. He will be sentenced March 22, according to Missouri Case.net.

On Thursday, Trenton Pinckard of Glen Carbon, Ill., pleaded guilty to felony leaving the scene of an injury accident, according to Missouri Case.net. He was sentenced to five years of supervised probation.

Sammie Boldwyn, who was 17 at the time, was struck as she was acting as a flag girl for the December 2010 race on North Third Street in St. Louis. According to a Riverfront Times article, St. Louis prosecutors say that Sapp was the driver of a gray Mitsubishi Eclipse that struck Boldwyn during the beginning of the drag race. The article also reports that she then fell under Pinckard's truck and was run over.

In April, her lawyer filed a petition on her behalf for personal injuries, which was later dismissed, according to Missouri Case.net.

Boldwyn suffered a serious head injury and fractured ribs during the incident, according to a STLtoday.com article. She was listed in critical condition following the incident.

Chris Charboneau March 16, 2012 at 08:36 PM
So the flag girl got hurt? Works for me.

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