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Girl, 3, second child to die in accident on Route 61

6-year-old girl died Sunday after being flown to hospital

Girl, 3, second child to die in accident on Route 61

SALISBURY TWP., Pa. - A 3-year-old girl has become the second child to die in an accident on Route 61 in Schuylkill County on Sunday.

Catrina Williams died Monday afternoon at Lehigh Valley Hospital near Allentown, according to the Lehigh County coroner's office.

A 6-year-old girl, Carianna Kroh, died at the same hospital on Sunday after being flown there from the scene of the accident on Route 61 in West Brunswick Township.

It happened around 11:30 a.m. as Victoria Place was pulling out of the Faith Church parking lot and was hit by another car, said police, adding that both children were in Place's car.

Place, 27, of Minersville, and the driver of the other car -- a 17-year-old boy from Schuylkill Haven -- were also taken to area hospitals, 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.

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