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9-year-old boy dies, 2 children injured after St. Louis crash

The crash happened Friday night on I-64 near Kingshighway Boulevard
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ST. LOUIS — One child has died, and two others are in critical condition following a car crash on Interstate 64 Friday night.

At around 10:41 p.m., a Pontiac G6 was traveling eastbound on I-64 approaching Kingshighway Boulevard.

The Pontiac and another car attempted to merge into the same lane and the driver of the Pontiac overcorrected and hit the guardrail near the Kingshighway overpass.

After crashing, the Pontiac caught on fire and the driver and three children were extracted from the car.

The driver of the Pontiac, a 30-year-old woman, was taken to a hospital for treatment. Police didn’t give an update on her condition but said her vitals were stable.

The three children, a 9-year-old boy, 4-year-old girl and 7-year-old boy, were also taken to a hospital for treatment and were listed in critical condition.

On Tuesday, St. Louis police confirmed the 9-year-old boy died from his injuries. He was identified as Elijah Alexander of Wentzville.

Accident reconstruction is handling the investigation.