A 10-year-old Madera girl was killed and two others were hurt on Sunday when their car was hit by a woman who failed to stop at a stop sign, a California Highway Patrol spokesman said.
Spokesman Mark Cosentino said the accident occurred just after 6 p.m. at the intersection of Avenue 8 and Road 25.
Denise G. Zuniga, 38, of Madera, was driving west on Avenue 8 in a 2006 Dodge SUV when she failed to stop at the stop sign crossing Road 25, Cosentino said. Pedro Villa Diaz, 34, of Madera, was traveling north on Road 25 in a 2000 Chevrolet sedan when Zuniga hit his vehicle at around 55 mph.
Diaz was traveling with the 10-year-old girl, who died at the scene. Diaz suffered major injuries and was taken to Community Regional Medical Center. A 6-year-old girl traveling with Diaz suffered moderate injuries and was taken to Madera Community Hospital.
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Cosentino said Zuniga did not stop after the crash. She was later arrested on suspicion of felony hit and run and vehicular manslaughter. Investigators do not believe drugs or alcohol played a part in the crash.