ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) – It has been nearly nine months since William Moore, 55, was struck and killed by a driver running along Dr. Martin Luther King Drive in northern St. Louis. Her family is still awaiting arrest.
“His life was cut short by the ignorance of people,” said Korei Moore. She is the victim’s niece.
A 55-year-old man in northern Saint-Louis was killed as a result of a nighttime street race, police said.
The family shared a video with News 4 that captured the horrific crash. It shows three cars speeding down Dr. Martin Luther King Drive, and as they approach Goodfellow Boulevard, a 21-year-old driver in an Acura TSX cuts up another car and flies through the intersection. William Moore was sitting in his parked car when this driver hit him.
Police reported that the Acura split in half and the driver walked away with a broken arm. So far, no charges have been filed.
The St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department (SLMPD) presented the case to the circuit prosecutor’s office last month. A spokesperson for the circuit prosecutor’s office said they were reviewing the case.
“We want to see some justice,” said Pastor Doug Hollis. Hollis, brother of William Moore, said his family was one of the many victims of reckless drivers.
The noise brought Jerry Stamson out of his house on Saturday night and what he saw was a big street party.
Hundreds of pilots gathered in the city over the weekend and wreaked havoc from North City to South City. Efforts have been made downtown, including installing barricades and implementing a summer cruise detail to help end some reckless driving.
“We are focusing too much on the downtown area and not on the regular streets,” Hollis said.
A few blocks from where William Moore was killed on Dr. Martin Luther King Drive, calming devices and medians have been installed to slow traffic and a police camera is watching, but Hollis says this is not enough.
“We need more police, we need more traffic police,” he said.
A city spokesperson told News 4 they are reorienting their efforts to deal with places other than downtown. SLMPD’s Summer Cruising Detail will focus on the city’s deadliest intersections.
Right now they put together a complete list and indicate what this app will look like. The five most dangerous intersections – which are calculated based on fatalities – are all in northern Saint-Louis:
- I-70 EB and Goodfellow Blvd.
- Natural Bridge and North Kingshighway Blvd.
- I-70 WB and Goodfellow Blvd.
- Union Boulevard and I-70
- Avenue Margaretta and Avenue Brown
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