scheduled tribe. LOUIS (KMOV.com) — It’s been nearly nine months since William Moore, 55, was killed by a racing driver along the Dr. Martin Luther King Drive in northern St. Louis. His family is still awaiting arrest.
“The ignorance of the people cut his life,” said Corey Moore. She is the niece of the victim.
Police said a 55-year-old North St. Louis man died after an overnight street race.
The family shared the video with News 4 which captured the horrific accident. It shows three cars running on Dr. Martin Luther King Drive, and as they approach Goodfellow Blvd., a 21-year-old driver in an Acura TSX clips the other car and flies through the intersection. William Moore was sitting in his parked car when the driver hit him.
Police reported the Acura split in half and the driver fled, breaking his arm. As of now, no charges have been filed.
The St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department (SLMPD) presented the case at the Circuit Attorney’s Office last month. A spokesman for the Circuit Attorney’s Office said they are reviewing the matter.
“We want to see some justice,” said Pastor Doug Hollis. William Moore’s brother Hollis said his family was one of many victims at the hands of reckless drivers.
Shore kicked Jerry Stamson out of his house on Saturday night and what he saw was a huge party in the street.
Hundreds of drivers gathered around the city in the weekend’s race and wreaked havoc from North City to South City. Efforts have been made to help prevent some reckless driving in downtown, including the installation of barricades and the implementation of the Summer Cruising Detail.
“We focus heavily on downtown, not regular streets,” Hollis said.
Just a few blocks from where William Moore died on Dr. Martin Luther King Drive, traffic calming devices and moderators have been installed and a police camera monitors but Hollis says that it is not enough.
“We need more police officers, we need more traffic officers,” he said.
A spokesman for the city told News 4 that they are trying to deal with locations other than downtown. SLMPD’s summer cruising description will focus its attention on the deadliest intersections in the city.
Right now they are working out a complete list and what that enforcement will look like. The top five most dangerous intersections – which are calculated based on fatalities – are all in North St. Louis:
- I-70 EB and Goodfellow Blvd.
- Natural Bridge and North Kings Highway Blvd.
- I-70 WB & Goodfellow Blvd.
- Union Blvd. and I-70
- Margareta Avenue and Brown Avenue
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