St. Louis family demands justice after loved one killed by illegal street racing

ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) — It’s been almost nine months since William Moore, 55, was hit and killed by a driver racing along Dr. Martin Luther King Drive in north St. Louis. His family is still waiting for an arrest.

“His life was cut short by the ignorance of people,” Korei Moore said. She’s the victim’s niece.

A 55-year-old north St. Louis man was killed following an overnight street race, police said. 

The family shared video with News 4 that captured the horrific crash. It shows three cars racing down Dr. Martin Luther King Drive, and as they approach Goodfellow Blvd., a 21-year-old driver in an Acura TSX clips another car and flies through the intersection. William Moore was sitting in his parked car when that driver smashed into him.

Police reported the Acura split in half and that driver walked away with a broken arm. At this time, no charges have been filed.

The St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department (SLMPD) presented the case to the Circuit Attorney’s Office last month. A spokesperson for the Circuit Attorney’s office said they are reviewing the case.

“We want to see some justice,” Pastor Doug Hollis said. Hollis, William Moore’s brother, said his family is one of many suffering at the hands of reckless drivers.

The noise brought Jerry Stamson out of his house on Saturday night and what he saw was a massive party in the street.

Hundreds of drivers gathered around the city over the weekend racing and wrecking havoc from North City to South City. Efforts have been made in Downtown, including the installation of barricades and the implementation of a Summer Cruising Detail to help stop some of the reckless driving.

“We focus too much on Downtown and not the regular streets,” Hollis said.

Just 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 keeps watch but Hollis says it’s not enough.

“We need more police officers, we need more traffic officers,” he said.

A spokesperson for the city told News 4 they are shifting efforts to deal with other spots than Downtown. The Summer Cruising Detail of SLMPD will be shifting its focus to the deadliest intersections around the city.

Right now they are compiling a full 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 Kingshighway Blvd.
  • I-70 WB and Goodfellow Blvd.
  • Union Blvd. and I-70
  • Margaretta Avenue and Brown Avenue

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