8-year-old girl dies after car crash that also killed her mother at South LA bus stop, police say

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An 8-year-old girl, hit in a suspected drunk driving crash on Thanksgiving, has died from her injuries.

SOUTH LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- An 8-year-old girl has died several days after she and her mother were struck by a vehicle at a bus stop in South Los Angeles, authorities confirmed Tuesday.

Her mother died soon after the crash, and the child passed away early Monday evening, a Los Angeles Police Department detective told ABC7. A GoFundMe set up to help the family has identified the young girl as Alexa Antonio Aragon.

Alexa and her mother, 26-year-old Alma Aragon, were waiting at a bus stop in the 1700 block of West 83rd Street about 1:30 p.m. Thursday when they were hit by an SUV, the LAPD said.

According to investigators, a sedan pulled out of a liquor-store parking lot when it was struck by the speeding SUV, which then careened into the bus stop.

A woman was killed and her 8-year-old child was critically injured following a crash involving a DUI suspect in South Los Angeles, police say.

Video from AIR7 HD showed the aftermath following the crash that sent the vehicle into the back of the bench, pushing it off of the sidewalk and into the street.

Police believed DUI was suspected in the crash.

Aragon, her daughter and one of the drivers were transported to a hospital, where Aragon was pronounced dead, the LAPD said.

As of Tuesday, no arrests had been made in connection with the crash. Police said investigators were still gathering additional video from the scene and interviewing witnesses.

Gross vehicular manslaughter and murder are among the possible charges faced by one or both drivers, the LAPD said, adding that formal charges were expected to be filed soon.

CORRECTION: A previous version of this story stated the girl was 9 years old, but she is 8 years old.