Man Sentenced In Death Of St. Louis High School Coach

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A man has been sentenced to eight years in prison after a hit-and-run crash killed a St. Louis high school football coach.

Cory Robinson, 37, was sentenced Thursday in the death of Derrick Mitchell, an assistant football coach at Clyde C. Miller Career Academy High School.

Robinson had earlier pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter and other charges related to the Oct. 4, 2019, crash.

Police said Robinson was trying to pass Mitchell at an intersection when he hit Mitchell's car, which was pushed into traffic and hit again. Robinson, who was speeding, fled the scene, The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported.

Mitchell, who played football at Iowa, died days later at a hospital.

Robinson was on probation at the time of the crash. He pleaded guilty in 2017 to weapons charges and resisting arrest and was sentenced to 10 years in prison. But the sentence was suspended and Robinson given three years of probation.