Police: 3 kids crossing Main Street in crosswalk hit, killed by car

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SPRINGFIELD, Ore. - A car hit and killed three children ages 4 to 8 as they crossed Main Street with their mother using crosswalk Sunday evening, police said.

Their mother was also hit. She was taken to the hospital with serious injuries, police said.

The family was crossing Main Street at 54th around 4:50 p.m. when they were struck by an eastbound vehicle, according to police.

The driver was not injured and stayed at the scene. He is cooperating with investigators, police said. 'No arrests or citations have been issued at this time," police said in a press release. "The investigation into the accident is ongoing."

Officers also asked anyone who witnessed the crash to call the Springfield Police Department and speak with Officer Brian Antone at (541) 726-3714.

"The Springfield Police department will not release further information regarding the children," the Springfield Police Department said in a press release just before midnight Sunday. "At this time the names of the adult victim, or the driver of the vehicle, are not being released due to the ongoing investigation and family notifications."

Both eastbound lanes of Main Street were closed at 54th for 7 hours Sunday night while police investigated.

This is not the first fatal car crash in the area. Last December, Daniel Ortiz-Raynaga was killed by a hit and run driver while walking with his son. Isabel McDaniel has been charged in connection with his death.

A new crossing opened on that stretch of Main Street in response to the death of a Thurston High School student struck by a car near 51st and Main Street in Springfield.

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