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Mother, daughter killed, man seriously injured in Phoenix car crash

Mar 4, 2019, 7:22 AM | Updated: Mar 5, 2019, 1:46 pm
(Phoenix Fire Department Photo)...
(Phoenix Fire Department Photo)
(Phoenix Fire Department Photo)

PHOENIX – A woman and her young daughter were killed and a man was seriously injured in a two-car collision on a Phoenix street Sunday night, authorities said.

A spokesman for the Phoenix Fire Department said in an email that a pickup truck and a sedan smashed together near 53rd Avenue and Van Buren Street around 9 p.m.

The speeding pickup truck, driven by an unidentified man, crossed into oncoming traffic on Van Buren and hit the car.

The 27-year-old woman, later identified as Tania Robledo-Muniz, driving the sedan didn’t appear to have been wearing a seat belt. She was pronounced dead after she was extricated from the car.

Her daughter, 3-year-old Litzi Robledo, was taken to a hospital with life-threatening injuries. She died of those injuries on Monday.

The fire department said from the looks of it the child’s car seat had not been properly installed.

The pickup truck driver was taken to the hospital in critical condition.

Charges are still under review.

The investigation is ongoing.

No other details were immediately available.

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Mother, daughter killed, man seriously injured in Phoenix car crash