Child, 5, killed in accident on EB I-70 in North City identified - KMOV.com

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Child, 5, killed in accident on EB I-70 in North City identified

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A wreck has closed all but one lane of EB I-70 near Madison in North City.  (Credit: KMOV) A wreck has closed all but one lane of EB I-70 near Madison in North City. (Credit: KMOV)
A wreck has closed all but one lane of EB I-70 near Madison in North City. Credit: KMOV A wreck has closed all but one lane of EB I-70 near Madison in North City. Credit: KMOV
A child was killed and several other children were injured in an accident on eastbound I-70 near Madison in North City on Friday. Credit: KMOV A child was killed and several other children were injured in an accident on eastbound I-70 near Madison in North City on Friday. Credit: KMOV
NORTH ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) -

A child killed in an accident involving a semi-truck on Interstate 70 just north of downtown St. Louis Friday night has been identified.

St. Louis police said Eli Coley, 5, of South St. Louis City, was ejected from a 2005 Chevrolet Trail Blazer and was pronounced dead on the scene.

The accident happened around 7 p.m. on eastbound I-70 near St. Louis Ave. All lanes of eastbound I-70 were closed for several hours following the accident.

A total of seven people were in the Chevy Trail Blazer, including two adults and five children. The six surviving victims were taken to a local hospital. Five of them are listed as in stable condition, including a 31-year-old woman (driver), a 29-year-old man, a 10-year-old boy, a 7-year-old boy, and a 12-year-old boy. One victim, a 10-year-old girl, is in critical condition.

Accident reconstruction crews were called to the scene. Preliminary investigation revealed that the Chevy attempted to change lanes into a lane that was occupied by a semi-truck. Police said the 31-year-old female driver of the Chevy overcorrected and lost control. The Chevy rolled over and hit the semi-truck on its side.

The driver of the semi-truck, a 32-year-old man, was not injured.

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