UPDATED at 9:45 p.m. Tuesday with victim's identification.
MARYLAND HEIGHTS — An 11-year-old boy was struck by a car and killed while walking across Interstate 270 in Maryland Heights on Tuesday, according to the Missouri Highway Patrol.
About 6:30 a.m. the boy, Zaelynn Wiseman, was walking across the southbound lanes of I-270 between Page Avenue and Olive Boulevard when he stopped and was struck by a sedan, said Cpl. Juston Wheetley with the highway patrol.
The driver, a 24-year-old woman, stayed at the scene until authorities arrived.
Wiseman was a sixth-grader at Parkway Northeast Middle School, according to a letter sent Tuesday to parents by middle school principal Kevin Martin.
All southbound lanes of the highway between Olive Boulevard and Page Avenue and the exit from eastbound Highway 364 onto 270 were closed for several hours after the accident. All lanes reopened by about 9:30 a.m. Tuesday.
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