Boy dies after being hit by a car in South Boston, another injured

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SOUTH BOSTON, Mass. - Two children were hit by a car in South Boston Wednesday afternoon and officials later said one of them died.

Boston Police told Boston 25 News a vehicle hit multiple pedestrians just after 3 p.m. at the intersection of L and E. 6th Streets.

Officials later said the victims were a 3-year-old and a 4-year-old walking on the sidewalk. Boston Police Commissioner William Evans said the 3-year-old boy had died.

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"Looks like at this time the three-year-old boy unfortunately has been declared deceased, a terrible tragedy," said Commissioner Evans. "His four-year-old sister, [it] looks like they're going to be okay."

The girl and her brother suffered serious injuries when a two-car crash happened nearby and one of the cars was forced onto the sidewalk.

The drivers involved in the crash remained on scene and have been cooperative with investigators so far.

The identities of the victims have not yet been released.

Police shut down the intersection to investigate.

Sky 25 flew over the scene and captured a white vehicle with significant damage. Detectives appeared to be talking to the driver.

Another detective was talking to a person in a silver sedan that appeared to be undamaged.

CORRECTION: Boston 25 News was told a 4-year-old boy had died, but police later corrected the statement to say a 4-year-old girl had been seriously injured and a 3-year-old boy had died. This story has been updated.

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