Pedestrian killed was successor to 'The Rose Man'

2 years 7 months 4 weeks ago Monday, May 18 2015 May 18, 2015 Monday, May 18, 2015 11:49:22 AM CDT May 18, 2015 in News
By: The Associated Press

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Three people were arrested following a fatal hit-and-run accident in St. Louis that killed a man selling roses.

The accident happened late Sunday at the intersection of Natural Bridge and Farrar Street. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports the victim was Jerrel Dean Nixon, the brother of Lee "The Rose Man" Nixon. He sold roses and other sweet items at nightclubs and lounges.

Police said they found the car involved in the accident, which was the third fatal wreck on Natural Bridge involving a pedestrian since April.

Lee Nixon sold roses for 30 years until he was the victim of a homicide in 2008. After his death, both Jerrel Nixon and Lee Nixon's daughter, Lesia Nixon, took over the business.

 

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