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Driver Charged In Crosswalk Crash That Killed Girl

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Charges have been filed against a 46-year-old driver whose car fatally struck a 6-year-old girl and critically injured her mother in a Salt Lake City crosswalk.

Police documents filed Monday say Janeen Lundberg was on sedatives March 14 when she veered into a left turn lane and hit the two.

Ambrosia Amalathithada was taken off life support the next day. Her mother, Natalie Randall, had fractures in her legs, pelvis, neck and skull.

Lundberg said in a written statement that she saw the pedestrians moments before impact and braked in an attempt to avoid them. Witnesses dispute that.

She faces felony charges of automobile homicide or second-degree manslaughter and driving under the influence of drugs. She also faces misdemeanor charges of failure to yield to a pedestrian and illegal turning.

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