Drag-racing enforcement may mean shorter stretches of St. Louis streets


ST. LOUIS – Mayor Lyda Krewson is addressed St. Louis in a video streamed through her Facebook page   She addressed the city’s fight against COVID-19. As of today, St. Louis city is reporting 5,517 cases and 181 deaths.

The mayor also addressed another current issue. People are racing down city streets. One car was involved in a deadly crash at 2:30 am today. A woman was killed and several others were injured on Washington Avenue at 10th Street. A blue car was speeding down the avenue and slammed into a white pickup truck. People in both vehicles were injured.

“Downtown has seen a lot of cruising, a lot of speed, drag racing,” said Mayor Krewson. “It is an untenable situation.”

There have been changes made to streets along the riverfront and South Broadway. The city is now considering closing private parking lots and making more traffic changes downtown. They are looking at changing the traffic flow to make long stretches of road a thing of the past. She says it may be inconvenient for some but necessary to stop the speeding.

“This behavior cannot continue,” said the mayor. She was referencing this morning’s fatal crash.

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