April 13, 2016

Two pedestrians killed in separate hit-and-runs in St. Louis

Screen Shot 2016-05-12 at 10.19.58 AMSt. Louis Post Dispatch – From staff reports  Apr 13, 2016

ST. LOUIS • Two pedestrians were killed in separate hit-and-run crashes in St. Louis in a three-hour stretch from Tuesday night into Wednesday morning, police say.

No arrests had been made.

The first happened just before 9 p.m. in the 3000 block of North Florissant Avenue. The area is near St. Louis Place Park.

Police identified the victim as Percy Wade, 45, of the 3200 block of North 20th Street.

Wade had been walking across North Florissant and stopped in the center turn lane near Sullivan Avenue. A vehicle heading south on North Florissant at high speed hit Wade and kept going, police say.

The vehicle was described as a white Chevrolet Impala. Police had no description of the driver.

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In the second crash, an unidentified woman was struck and killed just after midnight Tuesday at North Grand Boulevard and Cottage Avenue, police say.

She had been crossing North Grand when a gray or silver Chevrolet Malibu heading south on Grand hit her, police say. The car was going at high speed and left the scene, going south on Grand. Police say it happened at 12:04 a.m. Wednesday.

The woman died at a hospital. Police say she had not been identified.

Authorities asked anyone with information about either fatal hit-and-run to call CrimeStoppers at 1-866-371-8477.

Meanwhile, a pedestrian was struck before 8 a.m. Wednesday on westbound Highway 40 (Interstate 64), not far from the Clark Avenue entrance ramp. Police say the male was conscious and breathing, and the driver of the vehicle that struck him stayed at the scene and was cooperating with police.

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