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Man Hit, Killed By Speeding Car While Standing in Front Yard

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ST. LOUIS (KMOX) - The search continues this morning for the three suspects who ran from a speeding car that killed a man last evening while he was standing in his front yard.

Neighbor Roland Flord watched it all happen. Flord says he was sitting on the front porch of his home with his uncle when they saw a car going about 90 miles an hour down the 4200 block of Enright.

Flord watched as the car rolled onto his 56-year-old neighbor, Loyde Henley, who was pronounced dead on the scene.

“They tried to hit the brakes, but it didn’t go to it, and they just jumped the curb, hit the fire extinguisher and started flipping,” he says.

The suspects then climbed out of the wreckage and ran.

Flord says he didn’t just lose a neighbor, but a mentor.

“He always told me about life,” Flord says. “Told me I’ve got to make things happen for myself.”

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