June 12, 2015

Reward offered in 2014 hit-and-run case

Screen Shot 2015-11-03 at 9.13.23 PMRyan Dean, KSDK 12:58 a.m. CDT June 12, 2015

ST. LOUIS — The family of a Clayton man who was killed in a hit-and-run accident last year is offering a $25,000 reward for information that leads to a conviction in the case.

Rick Beard, 54, was riding his bicycle in north St. Louis on June 20, 2014, when he was hit by a car at the intersection of Sarah Street and Cook Avenue. Police said the driver of the car left the scene at a high rate of speed. Police also said video from a camera on Beard’s bike showed Beard ran a stop sign at the intersection.

Police said they located the car they believed hit Beard. According to spokesperson for the St. Louis Circuit Attorney’s Office, the owner of the car refused to answer questions from police and was never charged in the case.

Memorial for Rick Beard. Killed last year in a hit and run accident. Family now offering $25,000 reward in case
— Ryan Dean (@RyanDeanKSDK) June 11, 2015
The family said Thursday would have been Beard’s 55th birthday.



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