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Woman and child killed, two other children injured as pickup crashes at Southwest Baltimore shopping center

Baltimore Police are reporting that a vehicle struck four pedestrians with one fatality. One of the three juveniles that were hit is in critical condition. (Karl Merton Ferron)

A man driving a pickup truck jumped the curb in a shopping center in Southwest Baltimore on Friday, a crash that resulted in the death of a woman and a child and the injury of two other children, police said.

The woman died at the scene, and a boy was transported to an area hospital, where he died from his injuries, police said. The two other children, both girls, were hospitalized and police said they are excepted to survive.

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The crash happened around 4:30 p.m. in the Mount Clare Junction on West Pratt Street.

The truck had smashed into a brick storefront. Police said it was initially unclear whether the woman and the children were in the vehicle at the time of the crash or were struck by the vehicle.

Baltimore Police comb over a pickup truck at the scene of a crash at Mount Clare Junction shopping center. Baltimore Police say that a driver lost control of as pickup truck, hopping a curb. One woman and a child was killed.
Baltimore Police comb over a pickup truck at the scene of a crash at Mount Clare Junction shopping center. Baltimore Police say that a driver lost control of as pickup truck, hopping a curb. One woman and a child was killed. (Karl Merton Ferron / Baltimore Sun)

As police worked at the scene in the aftermath of the crash, shoppers huddled together and some cried before the wreckage.

“To see something like this, it’s very upsetting,” said Jeremy Silbert, a police spokesman.

Officers went to the hospital to speak to the surviving children. The driver was uninjured, police said. He remained at the scene and was questioned by officers.

Police were working Friday evening to determine the identities of the victims. At least two were related, police said.

Silbert said they had no reason to suspect the crash was intentional. He said investigators did not know if the truck had malfunctioned.

This story has been updated.

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