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6-year-old girl struck and killed by car in Pomona, woman injured

6-year-old girl killed after collision at troublesome Pomona intersection
6-year-old girl killed after collision at troublesome Pomona intersection 03:49

A 6-year-old girl died and a woman was left severely injured after they were struck by a car in Pomona, police said Wednesday.

Police investigate the scene where a child was struck and killed by a car and a woman was severely injured in Pomona. Key News Network

Officers responded to the crash near Towne and Lexington avenues at about 8 p.m. Tuesday and found the two pedestrians lying on the road and suffering from severe injuries, according to the Pomona Police Department. 

First responders performed life-saving measures on the girl, but she was pronounced dead, police said. She has been identified by the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner as Guadalupe Alvarez Salgado of Pomona.

The injured woman was treated at the scene before being taken to a nearby hospital.

According to police, the driver remained at the scene and has been cooperating with investigators. 

Less than an hour after the crash, the Los Angeles County Fire Department said multiple vehicles were involved. However, several hours later, Pomona police issued a news release only mentioning one driver. 

Authorities closed the intersection of Towne and Lexington for a few hours before reopening all lanes at 1 a.m.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation, and police have not released any other details.

Anyone with information can call Pomona police traffic investigators at 909-802-7741 or 909-620-2048. Those wishing to remain anonymous can reach LA Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

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