1 Girl Dies, Another Remains Critical After Tuesday Night Crash

NORTH HOLLYWOOD (CBS) — One girl has died and another remains in critical condition after a car-into-pedestrian crash Tuesday evening in North Hollywood.

The girls — the one fatally wounded is 12, her friend, 10 — were walking in a marked crosswalk on Laurel Canyon Boulevard at Kittridge about 7:30 p.m..

Witnesses said a Jeep Wrangler struck the girls just after they entered the crosswalk. Witnesses also said the girls were thrown about 50 feet by the impact.

“I saw the two girls they fly, you know, they fly to there,” witness Ruben Canalis told KCAL 9. “That’s what I saw. And I stop and call 911.”

Local residents held a protest at the site of the accident saying they have been asking for a light for many years.

It is unknown whether any arrests have been made in the case.

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