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Belleville man charged in connection to New Year’s Eve crash

A Belleville man wanted in connection to a fatal hit and run crash has turned himself in to police.

Willie Green, 27, was charged with manslaughter and assault after he allegedly ran a red light and struck another vehicle on New Year’s Eve in St. Louis. Xander Wohlstadter was killed in the crash and his passenger, Emma Casey, suffered serious injuries.

Green was initially taken into custody following the crash. But police said he was released pending the results of blood alcohol tests.

The results of the tests were only recently received. Police said they revealed that Green’s blood alcohol content was more than twice the .08 legal limit.

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