Cyclist killed by hit and run driver identified

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ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)- Police have now identified a cyclist killed by a hit-and-run driver Friday night in north St. Louis. Charles Beard, 54, of Clayton, was riding a bike around 8:45 Friday night at the intersection of North Sarah Street and Cook Avenue in  the Vandeventer neighborhood when a car hit him sending his bike airborne. He died at the scene.

The driver sped away.

Police recovered a black and maroon 2006 Pontiac Grand Prix they believe was used in the incident. The car was found on Kennsington Place in the Lewis Place neighborhood. They’re still looking for the driver.

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  • Dave Jung

    anybody riding a bike near the intersection of sarah and cook, or anywhere in the vandeventer neighborhood for that matter is just asking for trouble

  • Ann H

    How come nobody is blaming the HIT AND RUN DRIVER who killed this cyclist and sped off? What a shame, blaming the victim who can’t defend himself. We don’t have all the details but we know the driver was pretty heartless and gutless.

  • Crazy Namers

    Both are to blame, video showed the rider acted like he owned the road by running stop signs and lights riding. Guess he will not get a second chance now.

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