5-year-old girl dies after she, grandmother hit by car

Emily Guillen-Casillas has been identified as the little girl who was walking with her grandmother on a sidewalk along Harris Road in Bakersfield, Calif., when they were struck by a vehicle. The 5-year-old girl died. (Photo provided by family)

A 5-year-old girl was killed, and her grandmother is hospitalized in critical condition after they were hit by a car Wednesday.

The collision happened around 1:20 p.m. on Harris Road near Ashe. The driver lost control of her car and hit the pedestrians on the sidewalk before crashing into a wall, police said.

The coroner's office on Thursday morning identified the child as Emily Guillen-Casillas.

The driver was transported to a hospital for treatment of a medical condition.

Anyone with information helpful to the investigation into this crash is asked to call police at (661) 327-7111.

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