Family seeks justice after man crushed by car

ST. LOUIS - Family members are seeking justice after their loved one was crushed by a speeding car that flipped upside down.

According to the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, the accident happened Wednesday night in the 4200 block of Enright Avenue.

Police confirmed the car was speeding down Enright when the accident happened, no surprise to those that live in the area.

"My brother is gone, senseless," said Jeannette Harper, the victim's sister.

Loyde Henley, 56, was standing near the porch of his friend's home on Enright Wednesday night.

"Talking, that's his normal everyday routine, with his neighbor," said Harper.

A friend who was with Henley tells NewsChannel 5 they saw a car flying through air coming right at them.

Police said the driver and passenger, who fled after the accident, were speeding and lost control of the car. They hit a fire hydrant, flipping the car, landing on top of Henley.

"It's sad, it's sad; you can't even sit on your own front porch," said neighbor Karl Pickens.

Friends call Henley the "Mayor of the Neighborhood," saying he would pick up trash trying to keep the neighborhood clean.

Harper described her brother as friendly, kind and genuine. Some neighbors remember seeing the car involved earlier in the day.

Pickens said his home has been the victim of speeding.

"Two times they ran into the brick barricade; that was from racing," he said. "The one time when they ran into the house they were getting away from somebody that was shooting at them."

Harper wants justice for her brother, her family and his neighbors.

"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," says Harper.

Family and neighbors suggested speed bumps in the neighborhood, but the city streets department said they don't put speed bumps in residential neighborhoods because current city law doesn't allow it.

Police are still looking for the driver and passenger involved. If you know anything about the individuals responsible, you're asked to call CrimeStoppers at 866-371-TIPS.


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