UPDATE: The Missouri State Highway Patrol has confirmed that Aaeleya Carter who was swept away in floodwaters early this morning has died.
ST. LOUIS, Mo. – The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports that a 12-year-old girl was swept away in floodwaters early this morning. Rescue efforts are still underway.
The girl was traveling with others in a vehicle at around 1:30 AM. They were attempting to entrance ramp on Airflight Drive to I-70 because the road was flooded. As they turned around and started up the ramp they were swept off the roadway. It was near the intersection of the ramp and I-70.
Three children and one adult were in the vehicle. Three of the people made it out safely, but the 12-year-old was swept away and has not been seen since the incident.
Searchers are still looking for the girl. This is a developing story. Details are still coming into the newsroom and they will be posted here as they come into the newsroom.