1-year-old girl killed when car rolls over her in East St. Louis

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Posted on May 19, 2013 at 4:10 PM

Updated Sunday, May 19 at 11:24 PM

EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. (AP) -- Authorities in East St. Louis say a 1-year-old girl was killed when she was run over by a car after a boy inside listening to music started the vehicle and put it into gear.

The accident happened shortly before 4 p.m. Saturday.

Police say an 11-year-old boy had grabbed the car keys without his mother's knowledge and climbed into the vehicle to listen to the radio.

After he turned the music off, a 12-year-old boy who was also in the car started the vehicle and put it into gear. The vehicle rolled forward and ran over the 1-year-old girl.

On Sunday, police said the name of the girl had not yet been released and the names of the two boys have not been released because they are juveniles.

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