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story.lead_photo.caption A two-vehicle crash in the intersection of Riverfront Drive and Cypress Street in North Little Rock on Wednesday, June 6, 2018, killed a 12-year-old girl, police said. - Photo by Thomas Metthe

6:10 P.M. UPDATE:

A 12-year-old girl has died from injuries she sustained in a two-vehicle crash Wednesday afternoon, North Little Rock police said.

Aniyah Dilworth was one of four people hurt in the wreck that occurred near the intersection of Riverfront Drive and Olive Street shortly after noon, according to a news release from the city's Police Department.

Witnesses to the crash told police that the Ford Crown Victoria and Ford Mustang appeared to be racing and were traveling at "extremely high rates of speed" at the time of the wreck.

Gallery: North Little Rock Wreck

Two people were in each car, the release states, and all were taken to nearby hospitals with significant injuries. Aniyah later died at a hospital, and the other three were still being treated Wednesday evening. Their names were not released.

The investigation is ongoing, police said. At least 188 people have died in crashes on Arkansas roads this year, according to preliminary data.

EARLIER:

A North Little Rock police spokeswoman said four people were taken to nearby hospitals for injuries described as "significant and life-threatening" after a two-vehicle crash Wednesday afternoon.

Sgt. Amy Cooper said officers were sent at 12:20 p.m. to the intersection of Riverfront Drive and Cypress Street in response to the wreck.

The Ford Crown Victoria and Ford Mustang involved in the collision were probably racing, she said.

The east and westbound lanes of traffic in the area were closed around 1 p.m., the department wrote on Twitter, and motorists were told to expect delays. Cooper said the roads were cleared by 3 p.m.

No further information was available Wednesday afternoon.

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  • Morebeer
    June 6, 2018 at 2:07 p.m.

    Ford Crown Buick? Where have all the editors gone?

  • 98sb715
    June 6, 2018 at 4:12 p.m.

    Who is street racing at 12:20 on a Wednesday afternoon. Shouldn't they be at work? Guess not.

  • bbkam
    June 6, 2018 at 6:57 p.m.

    The type of car doesn't matter. Even if they should have been at work, the fact is a 12 year old child has died. My prayers go out to her family.

  • abb
    June 6, 2018 at 7:04 p.m.

    Where are the liberals to blame Ford for the over powered death machines? Time for limited gas tanks, 3 cylinder engines, speed governors, and mandatory helmets.

  • itryed
    June 6, 2018 at 7:38 p.m.

    Abb, to take this horrible incident to publicize your moronic musings is downright stupid and insensitive

  • pcritter
    June 6, 2018 at 8:51 p.m.

    Those of us who have done our racing on track and try to discourage street racing always wonder what else we should have done to prevent these tragedies. A child died. For no reason other than vanity and stupidity of the drivers. That's why you do your racing at the track. There are 2 drag strips in Arkansas, one at Centerville and one at Prescott. Both are managed well and have appropriate safety measures. If you must satisfy that need for speed, do it there please.

  • PopMom
    June 6, 2018 at 9:15 p.m.

    A twelve year old on a Wednesday at noon should have been at school. Parents of truants should be thrown in jail.

  • pcritter
    June 6, 2018 at 9:31 p.m.

    School is on summer break.

  • itryed
    June 6, 2018 at 9:35 p.m.

    Come on Mom🙄

  • FireEyes
    June 7, 2018 at 11:01 a.m.

    Prayers for the family of the child who died. In my younger days (40+ years ago), that could have been me....

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