Toddler dead after being struck by car

Police presence at the intersection of Jennings Station Road and Jennings Crossing after a toddler was struck by a vehicle. 

NORTH ST. LOUIS COUNTY ( -- A mother is facing charges Saturday after her 2-year-old son was struck and killed by a car near Interstate 70 in north St. Louis County Friday night.

Ebony Roby

Police said 2-year-old Elijah Roby's mother Ebony Roby is facing charges after her son was hit and killed by a car.

Police said 25-year-old Ebony Roby  is being charged with endangering the welfare of a child in the first degree. 

Elijah Roby

Elijah Roby, 2, fell out of his mother's moving car and was hit and killed by another moving car on Jennings Station Road at Jennings Crossing on January 18, 2019.

Police said 2-year-old Elijah Roby fell out of his mother's car while she was driving on Jennings Station Road near I-70 and then was struck by another moving car, police said. This happened shortly after 4:30 p.m.

Ebony Roby took her son to a nearby Shell gas station to report the accident. Police said the boy was transported to a local hospital and later died from his injuries.  

The Bureau of Crimes Against Persons Unit is investigating the case. Police said the driver of the car that struck the boy is cooperating. 

Ebony Roby is being held on a $50,000 bond.

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