Search ongoing for 12-year-old girl swept away in floodwaters

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UPDATE — According to the Associated Press, the 12-year-old girl swept away by flooding in St. Louis 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.

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