ST. LOUIS – A 34-year-old man died after a fatal crash in Downtown St. Louis. Police say the man was speeding on 14th Street at around 3:30 a.m. in a 2005 Chevrolet Monte Carlo when he ran a red light at Clark and hit a box truck. The car spun around and slammed into a fire hydrant. The driver was pronounced dead at the scene. The box truck driver was taken to the hospital to be treated for minor injuries.
The busy intersection has reopened after a deadly crash near Enterprise Center. Police had 14th and Clark shutdown for about four hours. The entrance to get on westbound I-64 was also blocked off.
People who live in the area believe the car may have been speeding and running red lights before the crash happened, but police have not confirmed that.
I spoke with someone who lives nearby, and he’s fed up with these horrific crashes happening downtown.
“The people in this neighborhood have been complaining to public officials,” local Aaron Williams explained. “Why aren’t you doing anything about the high-speed traffic going through downtown? Why aren’t you doing anything about the high-speed traffic going through downtown? It’s not; you can’t just put speed bumps every hundred feet. It has to; you have to do more than that. And we don’t hear anybody coming up with solutions. We just keep hearing people talk about the problem.”
The accident reconstruction team with SLMPD is investigating. FOX 2 will update this story with more information as it becomes available.