Grandmother, 2 Young Children Struck While Crossing Street in Sunrise

A grandmother was killed and her two young grandchildren were hospitalized after they were struck by a car as she pushed them across the street in a stroller in Sunrise on Christmas night.

The incident happened as the woman was crossing Pine Island Road at Sunset Strip, Sunrise Police spokesman Sgt. Rodney Hailey said.

One of the children was taken to Broward Health Medical Center by air rescue and the grandmother and other child were taken by an ambulance, Hailey said. The grandmother, later identified as 61-year-old Li Fang Dong, died at the hospital.

The children, who are cousins ages 1 and 2, were in the intensive care unit with serious injuries, police said.

Early indications show the grandmother may have left the crosswalk while crossing the road, police said.

The 23-year-old driver of the car stayed at the scene and no charges are expected, police said.

The cause of the crash is being investigated.

Neighbors said they didn't know the family well, but they went to school with one of Dong's grandmothers.

"We were friends. She's real nice. She told me she was moving to South Carolina and her parents were supposed to leave, but they stayed down here," neighbor Raneisha Irvin said.

Check back with NBC 6 South Florida and for updates.

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