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6-year-old in crosswalk dies after struck by elderly driver

Memorial grows for North Las Vegas girl

KSNV coverage of the death of 6-year-old Amelia Decker who was hit Friday in a North Las Vegas crosswalk, Oct. 24, 2011.

A 6-year-old girl, one of three young girls stuck by a car Friday in North Las Vegas, has died.

The three girls were taken to University Medical Center Trauma after a 78-year-old driver hit them in a crosswalk on Camino Eldorado, near Tropical Parkway, said North Las Vegas Police.

One of the girls has been released from UMC and the other remains in critical condition, police said.

According to a Facebook page made for the three girls, Mia Decker has been identified as the girl who died around 2 p.m. today.

The girls were walking with two 13-year-olds girls in a crosswalk when a sedan stuck them, according to police.

Police said the group was walking from a park back to their neighborhood when the 78-year-old driver in the right southbound lane on Camino Eldorado failed to stop as she approached a stopped vehicle in the right lane.

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