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Police looking for car that struck, killed man trying to cross Halls Ferry in motorized wheelchair

Police said the car that struck the man left the scene and has not been located

ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. — Police are looking for the car that struck and killed a man attempting to cross Halls Ferry Road in north St. Louis County Friday night.

In a press release, St. Louis County police said the man, identified by family members as Melvin Stewart, was attempting to cross the road in a motorized wheelchair near Jennings Station Road when he was struck around 9:30 p.m.

Stewart, 69, was rushed to the hospital for treatment but was later pronounced dead. He lived about a quarter-mile away from where he was struck.

Police said the car that struck Stewart left the scene and has not been located. A description of the car was not immediately available.

Anyone with information is asked to call the St. Louis County Police Department at 636-529-8210 or CrimeStoppers at 866-371-8477.