Last night was filled with sad news that left a toddler dead. In Saint Francois County, a 1-year old little girl was run over in her driveway by a vehicle. Reportedly, the victim jumped out of the vehicle that was parked at the intersection of Highway P and Desloge. Either the child accidently released the emergency brake or it was never enabled. Next, the vehicle rolled backwards over the child. She was airlifted to Saint Louis Children's Hospital and pronounced dead hours later. It is unclear at this time where the parents were during the time of the incident and whether there will be any charges for neglect charged against the caregivers or whether there were other children in the household. The victim has been identified as Melody Wade.
October 14, 2013