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Car Hits Philly Crowd, Killing 3 Kids, Woman

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PHILADELPHIA -- A woman who was struck by a car fleeing a robbery scene died Thursday, a day after the vehicle jumped a curb, smashed into a crowd and killed three young children.

Latoya Smith, 22, died Thursday morning, Albert Einstein Medical Center spokeswoman Judy Horwitz said. Smith was critically injured in Wednesday night's crash in the city's Feltonville neighborhood.

Smith was the mother of at least one of the children killed. All three children were under age 10.

Police were chasing the vehicle after they received a call about two men stealing a motorcycle at gunpoint, Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey said.

According to police, one man fled on the motorcycle and the other in a car. Police spotted the car and chased it about a mile before the crash.

The collision was so violent the car damaged the concrete front steps of a row house where the children lived and ended up stuck between a utility pole and a house.

Police arrested the car's driver at the scene. They also arrested the alleged motorcycle rider.

Officers were attacked by a dog at the motorcycle rider's home and had to shoot it but didn't kill it, said police, who recovered two shotguns, two handguns and a rifle there.

Police have not released the identities of the children or the suspects.

Police have planned a news conference for late Thursday morning.

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