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Child Hit And Killed, Infant Critically Injured After Crash At Revere Crosswalk

REVERE (CBS) – A child was killed, an infant is in critical condition and a driver is under arrest following a pedestrian crash in Revere.

It happened Sunday around 5 p.m. on Route 145 near North Shore Road. Family members say the 27-year-old woman, her five-year-old daughter and 2-month-old girl were trying to cross the road when they were hit by a 2015 Chevrolet Equinox SUV. They were standing at the crosswalk in the median when they were hit.

Massachusetts State Police said the 5-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene. The infant was rushed to Mass General Hospital with "serious life-threatening injuries" while the 27-year-old was hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries.

Two other people were walking with the family when they were hit. A woman and 2-year-old child suffered non-life threatening injuries.

A 40-year-old East Boston woman who was a passenger in the car was taken to the hospital. Her injuries are not considered life-threatening.

Initial investigation shows the vehicle involved veered off the road and onto the grass median where it hit the pedestrians. A damaged stroller and baby seat could be seen in the middle of the crosswalk.

A stroller on scene of a deadly Revere pedestrian crash. (WBZ-TV)

The 42-year-old Boston woman who was driving was arrested. Police did not release her identity.

"Investigation is ongoing to determine scope of charges. We are responding a drug recognition expert to the barracks to assess the operator for potential impairment by narcotics," State Police said.

Neighbors say the intersection is problematic.

"It's hard to see people. It's so dangerous at night," the woman said.

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