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1-year-old dies from injuries after hit-and-run in Newark; man arrested

Police said the woman and her granddaughter were hit by a car on Wednesday afternoon.
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Police investigate a hit-and-run crash on Londondale Parkway on Dec. 23, 2020 in Newark.

NEWARK, Ohio — A 1-year-old girl died from her injuries sustained in a hit-and-run crash in Newark and her grandmother remains in critical condition.

Police said the woman was pushing the child in a stroller when they were hit by a black, 4-door car on Londondale Parkway, just west of Country Club Drive around 3 p.m.on Wednesday.

The driver of the vehicle that hit the woman and child immediately left the area and did not render first aid, police said.

Newark police said the woman was flown to Grant Medical Center and the child was flown to Nationwide Children's Hospital. 

1-year-old Amara White died from her injuries on Friday. The woman remains in critical condition

Police later located the suspected driver, 36-year-old Cory Bush, at his apartment.

Police said Bush admitted to being distracted just before he hit the woman and child.

Bush was taken to the Licking County Justice Center on a charge of aggravated vehicular assault.

The Licking County Prosecutor's Office will review the case for possible additional charges.

If anyone has any information on the crash, they are asked to call Newark police at 740-670-1201.