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Madera County, California — April 2, 2013

Officials say a 6-year-old girl died and her older brother and mother were hospitalized after a two-vehicle collision near Parkwood Tuesday afternoon.

According to California Highway Patrol, the unidentified driver of a minivan was traveling near the intersection of California State Route 99 and Avenue 12 around 4:35 p.m. when he attempted to change lanes and struck a vehicle driven by an unidentified female motorist from Reedley. The impact caused the second vehicle to leave the roadway, flip multiple times, and land on its side. The minivan driver then fled the scene.

One of the passengers in the car, 6-year-old Kilia Flores of Reedley, died at the scene. Her mother and 13-year-old brother were hospitalized with serious injuries.

Officials are conducting an ongoing investigation to identify and locate the hit-and-run driver.

In the United States on average four people die a day as a result of hit-and-run collisions according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

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