An 8 year old child was killed when they were struck by a car on Tuesday night in rural Marion County. Illinois State Police reports indicate a vehicle driven by 59 year old Marla C. Meyer of Iuka was traveling east on U.S. Route 50 about 3 miles east of Iuka on Tuesday night at 7:23 pm. As Meyer passed by a rural road, it struck a juvenile who had previously entered the roadway. The juvenile sustained serious injuries from the crash and was later pronounced dead at Salem Township Hospital. Meyer was also transported and treated at Clay County Hospital. The crash is being investigated by the Illinois State Police Traffic Crash Reconstruction Unit.