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Hit-and-run driver strikes, injures 2 children in Milwaukee

November 5, 2019 GMT
People line up Monday, Nov. 4, 2019 to attend the visitation and funeral of sisters A'Lisa "Lisa" Z. Gee age 6, and Amea N. Gee age 4, who were struck and killed by a hit and run driver while crossing the street. The funeral was held at Jerusalem Missionary Baptist Church in Milwaukee. Their cousin Drevyze Rayford was also seriously injured in the accident. (Michael Sears/Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel via AP)
People line up Monday, Nov. 4, 2019 to attend the visitation and funeral of sisters A'Lisa "Lisa" Z. Gee age 6, and Amea N. Gee age 4, who were struck and killed by a hit and run driver while crossing the street. The funeral was held at Jerusalem Missionary Baptist Church in Milwaukee. Their cousin Drevyze Rayford was also seriously injured in the accident. (Michael Sears/Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel via AP)

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee police say a hit-and-run driver has struck and injured two children.

The crash happened around 4:30 p.m. Monday. Police say the children, believed to be about 4 and 6 years old, were in the roadway when they were struck by a vehicle.

Police say after hitting the children, the driver took off. The children were taken to a hospital. The 4-year-old is being treated for minor injuries while the 6-year-old’s injuries are serious.

Police are investigating. Last month, a hit-and-run driver struck and killed two sisters, ages 6 and 4, and seriously injured their 10-year-old cousin in north Milwaukee.

A 19-year-old man is charged in that crash. A funeral for 6-year-old Lisa Gee and 4-year-old Amea Gee was held Monday in Milwaukee.