3-year-old dies after car crashes into creek in Ste. Genevieve Co.

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by Stephanie Baumer / KMOV.com staff

KMOV.com

Posted on May 18, 2014 at 4:39 AM

Updated Monday, May 19 at 4:16 AM

(KMOV.com) – A 3-year-old child was killed when the car he was traveling in went into a creek in Ste. Genevieve County on Saturday.

Police say Gabriel Ratliff was killed when the vehicle went to the right side of the roadway, into a creek and struck an embankment on Mo. Route 32 west of Genevieve Baptist Church Road at 4:00 p.m.

According to police, a 1-year-old child and the 24-year-old driver of the vehicle were seriously injured in the accident. Both were airlifted to an area hospital. 

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