Woman killed, child injured in hit-and-run

Sunday July 29, 2012

SPRINGFIELD (AP) -- Springfield police say they’ve found a car involved in a hit-and-run accident that killed a 30-year-old woman while she was pushing a stroller across a city street. The toddler in the stroller was seriously injured.

Police told The Republican of Springfield that they were trying to identify both the driver of the car and the woman who died.

Authorities say the driver struck the woman on Sumner Avenue shortly after 8:30 p.m. Friday. Police say a 2- to 3-year-old girl was thrown from the stroller, which got caught under the car and was dragged several blocks. The woman was then run over by another car.

The woman did not have any identification on her. Officials say the girl is in the pediatric in tensive care unit at a local hospital.


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