A senseless act of negligence killed one St. Louis man while he stood on a neighbor’s porch, chatting with a friend on Wednesday, Jul. 16.
Loyde Henley, 56, was struck on the 4200 block of Enright Ave. Wednesday evening, by a vehicle that neighbors say they saw in the area earlier that day. Both the driver and the passenger fled the scene. Police confirmed that this hit-and-run accident was the result of speeding, which neighbors say is a common occurrence in the area.
Authorities say after speeding down the street the driver may have lost control of the vehicle, hit a fire hydrant and flipped the car. It landed on top of Henley, killing him at the scene.
Henley’s sister, Jeannette Harper, has asked that the responsible parties come forward.
“Whoever you are, I would really like to see you turn yourself in. You have murdered an innocent person, you took his life, my brother,” Harper said. Henley’s family is pursuing justice for the senseless loss of their relative.
A friend and neighbor of Henley’s, Karl Pickens, says the brick barrier surrounding his house has been plowed into by cars twice before. The culprit was racing, Pickens claims.
Those who live in the area say that speed bumps might help the speeding problem, but city officials say the addition of speed bumps are not in line with current city codes.
Serious hit-and-run accidents like Henley’s are a devastating event. If you or someone you love was hit by a driver who fled the scene, you could have legal recourse for the pain and suffering you endured.
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