Grandmother Hit in Crosswalk in Front of Highland Park School Dies

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A 52-year-old grandmother died Sunday, two days after she and four other family members were struck in a crosswalk in Highland Park.

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Five people were struck by a car near an elementary school in Highland Park on Friday, Jan. 24, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

The incident happened Friday morning in the 900 block of North Avenue 57, near Yorkdale Elementary School, according to Erik Scott of the Los Angeles Fire Department.

Guadalupe Chavez, her daughter and three of her grandchildren were struck by the driver who witnesses said ran a stop sign.

Marina Carrillo, 10, remained in critical condition on Monday, police said. The other three victims suffered minor injuries.

Two of the children, one boy and one girl, were third graders who attended the elementary school. The other child, a girl, was a fifth grader at the school, Los Angeles School Police Chief Steven Zipperman posted on Twitter.

The driver, believed to be an 87-year-old man, was not injured, authorities said.

The Los Angeles Police Department’s Central Traffic Division was investigating the crash.

Anyone with information was asked to contact LAPD Central Traffic Division at 213-486-0752 or 213-833-3713.

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