Man Found Dead Near Lime Scooter Wasn't On Scooter At All

Police say it was a medical emergency and narcotics were found nearby

Brian Kelly
November 26, 2018 - 11:53 am

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St. Louis Police say the man who was found near a Lime scooter Saturday night died of a medical emergency and not an accident involving the scooter.

They say the 38-year-old man was walking the scooter on the sidewalk along North Grand near Penrose when he collapsed. Narcotics were found nearby.

Initial reports indicated a man was killed after a scooter crashed into a tree in north St. Louis. Pictures taken at the scene show a Lime scooter on the ground next to a tree near the scene.

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Lime scooters began operating last July in downtown St. Louis.