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Victims identified in Forest Grove crash

Two girls playing outside were killed by a driver in Forest Grove on Sunday evening.by: NEWS-TIMES PHOTO: JOHN SCHRAG - Hundreds gather for a vigil Monday night.

Police have identified the victims as Anna Dieter-Eckerdt, 6, and Abigail Robinson, 11. Both lived in Forest Grove in the 1700 block of Main Street.

Anna was pronounced dead at the scene by arriving medics. Abigail, who was hospitalized with life threatening injuries, died Monday night.

Police have located the involved vehicle in the fatal crash. It is being forensically searched and processed. There were no immediate arrests.

Hundreds of residents turnd out for candlelight prayer service for the victims held at the Forest Grove Sonrise Church on Monday evening.

An account has been set up for donations to cover expenses for the family. Donations can be made to the "Deiter-Robinson" fund at any Columbia Community Bank branch or through the Sonrise Church. Anyone with questions about making a donation may contact Sonrise Church at 503-640-2449.

According to the Forest Grove Police, at 8:42 p.m. on Oct. 20, officers responded to a report that two children had been hit by a vehicle in the 1700 block of Main Street.

Officer arrived and determined that one girl was deceased at the scene. Her sister was Lifeflighted to a Portland trauma hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Officers learned that the girls were playing near their home in leaves that were piled partially in a greenway area and partially on the curb into the street.

Police say Forest Grove is a tight knit community and this tragic incident has hit hard with the family, community members and the first responders involved.

Anyone with information is asked to call the non-emergency police line at 503-629-0111, or Forest Grove Police at 503-992-3260.



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