Dontae Jackson has been charged with involuntary manslaughter, leaving the scene of an accident and making a false report after he struck and killed 50-year-old Ashish “Bapi” Gupta. Gupta was crossing the the street June 28th in the 700 block of South Broadway when witnesses say he was struck by a black Mercedes.
Gupta was transported to SLU Hospital following the accident, but succumbed to his injuries July 5.
Police arrested a 15-year-old girl July 9, believing her to be the driver of the vehicle, but have released her after further investigation.
Police also arrested 17-year-old Trena Williams for making a false report. Williams and Jackson falsely told police that the 15-year-old girl was driving the Mercedes that caused Gupta’s death.