MT. VERNON, IL — The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office is still investigating the events that led to a child being hit by a vehicle Friday evening on route 37 north near Mt. Vernon.

10-year-old Braden Tate was taken to Crossroads Community hospital in Mt Vernon before being transported to Cardinal Glennon in St. Louis, Missouri where he would succumb to his injuries.

44-year-old Reggie L. Shemwell of Fairfield was arrested for Aggravated Driving While License Revoked and Operating Uninsured Motor Vehicle. Other charges are pending a blood and urine test. However, early accident indication reports is that it was just an unfortunate accident.

You can view the complete obituary for Braden at under the OBITS tab.

Rome Grade School asks everyone to honor Tate by wearing green on Tuesday in his memory and celebration of his life.