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Girl dies after truck slams into Ark. funeral home

Authorities say a 3-year-old Alabama girl has died after a truck crashed into a West Memphis funeral home where the child and her family were attending a visitation.
WEST MEMPHIS, Ark. (AP) - Authorities say a 3-year-old Alabama girl has died after a truck crashed into a West Memphis funeral home where the child and her family were attending a visitation.

West Memphis Police Chief Donald Oakes says the girl died at a hospital after the Thursday night crash at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home.

Authorities say the driver may have suffered a medical condition that caused her to careen off the road and into the building. The police chief says investigators don't believe drugs or alcohol were involved.

Oakes tells The Commercial Appeal the girl's 5-year-old sister and mother will be released from the hospital soon. A 54-year-old woman, also related to the family, is in critical condition.

Authorities have not released the family's names but say they are from Jasper, Ala.

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