By CBS3 Staff

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Police say a woman is in custody after causing a series of crashes that killed a 3-year-old child in Philadelphia’s Mayfair section Wednesday. Police responded to a crash at Frankford and Magee Avenues around 6 p.m. Wednesday, where witnesses say the driver fled the scene.

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The child was transported to the hospital and was pronounced dead at 6:36 p.m.

Police say the driver involved in the crash kept going and then crashed into another car a few blocks away.

The driver, who police say appeared to be impaired by some type of substance, tried to flee but was apprehended by police.

Several others are also being treated for injuries.