Cruising, drag racing, doughnuts problem in downtown St. Louis prompting changes

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By NewsRadio 1120 KMOX

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) - St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson calls the situation untenable and will not be tolerated.

Krewson says despite changes on the downtown riverfront and South Broadway, the situation is getting worse and in some cases the cruisers are moving to other areas.

Early Monday morning, there was a fatal accident on Washington Avenue by 10th Street. Krewson says the car was traveling at a high rate of speed. A female was killed in the accident. So far, police have not released any additional information on the incident.

Krewson says "Downtown has seen a lot of cruising, drag racing, cars on vacant surface parking lots, doing wheelies and doughnuts."

Are they filming the next Smokey and the Bandits in downtown? https://t.co/ROcjBPI0BK

— Charlie Brennan (@charliekmox) August 17, 2020

In many cases guns are being fired. Krewson adds, "we're considering closing some of the surface parking lots." Additionally, Krewson is also looking at making traffic flow changes. Right now, this is in the planning phase, no firm date, though an announcement could come later this week.

Had 5 vehicles do this at 4th and Walnut early Sunday morning. It’s the Wild West. https://t.co/9YoLgOlDiS

— Brian Kelly (@Brpkelly) August 17, 2020

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