Memorial growing at the scene where 5-year-old girl was killed



Posted on October 19, 2013 at 5:52 PM

Updated Friday, Dec 6 at 2:35 PM

SPOKANE, Wash.--A young girl is dead after she was hit while crossing a street along with her mother and brother.    

The crash happened around 6:30 p.m. Friday night near Monroe and Mansfield.

A woman and her two kids were crossing Monroe Street when a white sedan hit them.

Spokane police said the driver of that car stopped after the collision and was cooperative with the investigation.

A memorial is taking shape at the scene of where the crash happened. A stuffed dog and fresh flowers have been set there to remember the young girl's life.

As paramedics and police responded to the scene witnesses watched in terror. A bartender saw the whole scene unfold.

"I saw a car hit two babies and a mom and I saw the baby and the mom literally fly in the air,” said Michele Lee, High Neighbor Tavern.

As witnesses waited for paramedics they did what they could to help.

"You know, we were trying to tell everybody not to move anybody and the little boy was laying there and he kept trying to move and just trying to tell him to stay still, but he's a little guy. I'm sure he was as panicked as anybody else,” said Lee.

The mother, her son and her five-year-old daughter were rushed to the hospital. The girl was pronounced dead Saturday morning. Her mother remains in critical condition with life-threatening injuries. The boy was released from the hospital Sunday.

People who work and live near Monroe Street said it is time for a change on the busy street where people on foot and fast-moving cars are constantly competing for the right of way.

"I think every intersection on this street could probably use a crosswalk of some-sort. I mean, something. A light to let people know. At least flashing yellows or something,” said Lee.

The crash is still under investigation and the driver has not been charged.