Man Dies After Being Dragged, Then Run Over

Date 2013/12/17 4:46:01 | Topic: News

A man is dead after first being dragged and run over by one vehicle and then hit by another early Sunday morning at Chouteau Avenue and Grand Boulevard in St. Louis, police say.

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The unusual incident occurred at 2:30 a.m. after the man walked up to an older model dark colored Jeep Cherokee heading eastbound in the 3600 block of Chouteau and waiting at a traffic light at Grand. The man reached inside an open driver's side window with both hands, witnesses told police. The Jeep then headed eastbound with the man hanging on, first slowly and then with increased speed, until the man's feet went under the driver's side of the Jeep. He lost his grip and was was run over by the Jeep, police said.

Another witness saw the victim's body in the roadway and tried to alert oncoming vehicles. However, another vehicle heading eastbound on Chouteau ran over the victim.

Both vehicles that ran over the man left the scene before police arrived. The man was pronounced dead at the scene. His name is being withheld pending positive identification and notification of family members.



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