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Accident scene

A bicycle is removed from the scene of an accident in the Patch neighborhood on Sunday night. Fox2 photo.

UPDATED at 1:30 p.m. Monday with boy's name, more details.

ST. LOUIS • A 7-year-old boy was struck and killed by a vehicle as he rode a bike out of a south St. Louis alley Sunday night, police said.

The boy was hit just after 6:30 p.m., according to police. They said the driver of the vehicle stayed at the scene, in the 300 block of Schirmer Street, near Michigan Avenue. That's across the street from the old St. Boniface Catholic Church in the Patch neighborhood, on the southern edge of the city.

The boy, Demond Moorehead, lived about a mile away in the 6300 block of Alabama Avenue, according to police. A driver in a Jeep Commander SUV was headed west on Schirmer when the boy rode out of an alley and was struck, police said.

Demond was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Police accident reconstruction investigators are working the case.


EDITOR'S NOTE: An earlier version of this story gave an incorrect age for the boy based on police information. Authorities gave a corrected age Monday and this story has been corrected.

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