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Tragic story out of East Saint: Maurice A. Richards, an 11-year-old from ESTL, was trying to cross State Street around 6:30 PM last night (March 9) when he was hit by a car.

From STL Today:

A motorist who saw other cars drive around the boy in the 3700 block of State Street stopped to help, police Detective Jason Hicks said. The man blocked off the street and called 911.

The driver who struck Maurice left the scene. “We have no vehicle description, no suspects as of right now,” Hicks said.

The boy was taken to Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital in St. Louis, where he died about an hour later.

He lived in the 500 block of North 37th Street, near where he was hit. Family members told police he was simply trying to cross the street, Hicks said.

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