(KMOV.com) – Many believe the intersection where a woman was hit and killed in Dogtown Sunday night is too dangerous.
45-year-old Candi McNeal was hit and killed as she was crossing the street along McCausland near Plateau outside the Olympia Kebob House and Taverna restaurant, near the line that separates St. Louis from Maplewood. Police said McNeal was walking in the lanes heading south when the mirror on a vehicle hit her, knocking her into the next lane. She was then hit by a second car. McNeal was crossing even though cars had a green light.
“I’m not surprised,” said Jeff Bick who frequently drives in the area.
Bick also said speeding is a problem near the intersection where McNeal was hit.
“Many go a lot faster than 30, at least 35 or 40 mph. It’s a straight stretch, but the lanes are narrow. It’s a little scary at times,” Bick said.
Officers are considering McNeal at fault and do not expect the drivers to be charged. St. Louis City Streets Director Todd Waeltermann said he is looking at ways to make the intersection said.
“When we get this report we are going to look at the details and I’m going to look at past history and see what we can do to make this safer,” said Waeltermann.
Waeltermann also said he will also look at speed camera at the intersection to see if it reveals anything about the accident.
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SOUTH ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) – Police say a 45-year-old woman was killed after being struck by two cars in south St. Louis Sunday night.
Candi McNeal, of Brentwood, was hit by a vehicle while crossing the street against the light at McCausland and Plateau near the Olympia Kebob House and Taverna restaurant. She was then hit by a second vehicle.
McNeal was taken to a local hospital where she was pronounced dead. Both drivers remained on the scene.
Accident Reconstruction is in charge of the investigation.
Initial investigation of the incident suggests everything was working as designed. 2/3— MayorSlay.com (@MayorSlay) January 26, 2015
That means the street itself needs to be re-examined. 3/3 #fgs— MayorSlay.com (@MayorSlay) January 26, 2015