US News Second girl in New Year's Eve hit and run dies

15:05  02 january  2017
15:05  02 january  2017 Source:   Sky News

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A 12- year -old girl has died and another child is fighting for her life in hospital after a hit - and - run in Oldham. Greater Manchester Police are searching for the driver of a black Volkswagen Golf who fled the scene after hitting the children on Ashton Road at 7.15pm on New Year ' s Eve . The 12- year -old girl was pronounced dead at the scene, while the 11- year -old is in a critical condition.

A 12- year -old girl has died and another child is fighting for her life in hospital after a hit - and - run in Oldham. The girls were hit by the driver of a black Volkswagen Golf who fled the scene on Ashton Road at 7.15pm on New Year ' s Eve . The 12- year -old girl was pronounced dead at the scene, while the 11- year -old is in a critical condition. Sergeant Lee Westhead said: "These are tragic circumstances where a young girl has lost her life.

Helena, 12, (L) was killed and her cousin Zaneta, 11, seriously injured © Other Helena, 12, (L) was killed and her cousin Zaneta, 11, seriously injured

The second girl knocked down in a hit and run on New Year's Eve has died, following the death of her cousin in the same collision.

Zaneta Krokova, 11, was critically ill in hospital after she and 12-year-old Helina Kotlarova were hit by a Peugeot 807 in Oldham, police said.

The pair were holding hands and crossing the road when they were hit by the car at around 7.15pm.

One of the five men arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving has now been de-arrested, Greater Manchester Police said in a statement.

It was initially thought that a black VW Golf had been involved.

That car has since been traced and the driver spoken to, GMP said, and inquiries have now established the Peugeot was involved in the initial collision.

That car was abandoned on Honeywell Lane, about half a mile from where the accident happened on Ashton Road, near the junction with Copster Hill Road.

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