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Crash on Route 61 in West Brunswick kills girl, 6

Published On: Mar 24 2013 04:19:24 PM EDT   Updated On: Mar 25 2013 11:25:59 AM EDT

6-yr-old dies in car crash


Authorities in Schuylkill County are investigating a crash that killed one young girl and seriously injured another.

The accident happened around 11:30 a.m.  Sunday as Victoria Place was pulling out of the Faith Church parking lot on Route 61 in West Brunswick Township and was hit by another car, police said.

A 3-year-old girl and a 6-year-old girl in Place's car were flown to Lehigh Valley Hospital near Allentown, where officials said the 6-year-old died a short time later. A condition of the 3-year-old girl was unavailable.


Place, 27, of Minersville, and the driver of the other car -- a 17-year-old boy from Schuylkill Haven -- were also taken to a hospital, but officials had no information about the extent of their injuries.

Route 61 South was closed for nearly five hours while police reconstructed the accident.