EAST ST. LOUIS, IL. (KTVI) – A tragic accident leads to the death of a 1-year-old child. Two young boys, ages 11 and 12 were in a family car listening to music, when one of the boys turned the car on and put the car into drive.
The car moved forward, running over the 1-year-old girl.
According to the East St. Louis Police, the accident occurred at 3:50 pm, near building 21 in the Gompers Housing Complex at 450 North Sixth Street.
Police are still investigating the accident, but did say the parents were not aware of the boys taking the car keys to listen to music in the car.
East St. Louis Mayor Alvin Parks, spoke with the family of the little girl killed, and say’s the family is devastated, but doesn’t fault the boy’s involved.