Mother, 25, is arrested and charged with child endangerment after her two-year-old son fell out of her car, was hit by a truck and died
- Ebony Roby, 25, was arrested Saturday after son Elijah Roby, two, died
- The toddler fell out of her car a Friday and was hit by a truck
- The Missouri woman picked him up, drove him to a gas station and called 911
- He later died in hospital but it’s not clear how the toddler fell out of the vehicle
- Roby cooperated with police and was charged with child endangerment
- St. Louis County Police held her on a $50,000 bond
- The family set up a GoFundMe page hoping to raise $10,000 for funeral costs and to support Elijah’s six siblings
Ebony Roby, 25, was arrested Saturday and charged with child endangerment
A Missouri woman was charged with first-degree child endangerment on Saturday after her two-year-old son fell from her car, was hit by a truck and died.
It remains unclear how little Elijah Roby was ejected from the vehicle in St Louis County on Friday afternoon.
Immediately following the incident, mother Ebony Roby put the boy back inside the motor, drove to a Shell gas station on Lucas and Hunt and called 911.
The Jennings Station Road (near Interstate 70) incident was reported at 4.48pm and the child was rushed to hospital in critical condition.
Sergeant 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.’
However the boy didn’t make it.
The parent was behind bars Saturday after cooperating with the St Louis County Police Department.
She was placed on $50,000 bond as the Bureau of Crimes Against Persons investigated, KMOV reported.
Roby’s school friend posted on a GoFundMe page said up to raise $10,000 for the family, showing sympathy for the detained woman.
Her son Elijah Roby, two, died after he fell out of her car a Friday and was hit by a truck
Tarisha Warren posted: ‘I went to school went ebony and I swear I feel this to my heart shouldn’t no mother have to go through this!
‘Things happen ♀️ God I ask you to give this mother and her family the strength for this tragic lost I’m a mother myself♥️ jah jah . I made my donations and wish I could of given more for baby Eliajah.’
Family member Patrabean Edwards set up the crowdfunding page and called it a ‘tragic loss’.
The Missouri woman picked him up from the Jennings Station Road (near Interstate 70), drove him to a gas station on Lucas and Hunt and called 911
She was placed on $50,000 bond as the Bureau of Crimes Against Persons investigated
Edwards said Elijah had half a dozen other siblings but its not clear if they all belong to his mother Ebony.
‘Our 2 year old nephew Elijah Roby, whose life had barely began, was loss in an accident,’ Edwards wrote.
‘He leaves behind his grieving mother , father, several sisters and brothers and Family who are in need of your help with funeral arrangements and supporting the future needs of his 6 other siblings. We greatly appreciate anything u can give, even a prayer. We love you all and Thank you.’
School friend Tarisha Warren posted on a GoFundMe page to raise $10,000: ‘I went to school went ebony and I swear I feel this to my heart shouldn’t no mother have to go through this!’