Ebony Roby

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Pine Lawn Woman Charged in Son's Death

Child fell out of car & was hit by oncoming vehicle

January 19, 2019 - 7:20 pm

CLAYTON, Mo. (KMOX) - The mother of the two-year-old child who fell out of a car on Jennings Station Road and was struck by an oncoming vehicle late Friday afternoon is facing prosecution.

St. Louis County Police say 25-year-old Ebony Roby of Pine Lawn is charged with first-degree endangering the welfare of a child. Her son, Elijah Roby, died as a result of injuries suffered in the accident.

Sgt. Shawn McGuire told KMOX News Friday night, "The driver of the vehicle remained on scene. They're cooperating with investigators. Detectives are trying to piece together the scene, while trying to interview as many witnesses as possible."

McGuire says Ebony Roby drove to a gas station on Lucas and Hunt to report the accident and get an ambulance.

Elijah Roby died Friday night at a hospital.