Car strikes crowd outside Ala. school, 1 killed

FAIRFIELD, Ala. (AP) - November 20, 2009

The nine children were injured in the accident Friday afternoon in Fairfield, about eight miles southwest of Birmingham. Three of the injured were listed in fair to serious condition at Children's Hospital in Birmingham.

Fairfield Police Sgt. Matthew Romei says 46-year-old Debrah Johnson died after undergoing surgery Friday night. Witnesses tell The Birmingham News that the 67-year-old driver was trying to avoid children playing in the street when she lost control of the car.

Police were questioning the 67-year-old driver, whose name has not been confirmed by authorities.

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