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St. Louis: Akeelah “Ke Ke” Jackson Death | Struck By Police Officer

St. Louis: Akeelah “Ke Ke” Jackson Death | Obituary

The 12-year-old girl hit by St. Louis County police SUV on October 14th has died. Akeelah “Ke Ke” Jackson passed away following the injuries she sustained from the incident.

Ke Ke was reportedly struck while officer was trying to catch up to a suspicious vehicle.

Akeelah died at 1:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Louis Children’s Hospital, according to the family Attorney, Robert Merlin, who also said the family would not be making a comment.

Akeelah was struck at about 5:45 p.m. on Oct. 14, while crossing the street in the 8900 block of Halls Ferry Road near Halls Ferry Circle in Jennings. Bystanders said the county police officer was chasing a car when she was hit, and that it did not have its lights or siren on.

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