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The driver in a crash that killed one person and injured four others in Avondale Thursday was arrested Friday.
Monisa Barnes 43, was standing on the sidewalk when she was struck.
The family of the woman killed Friday after she was hit by a car in Avondale didn't expect to plan her funeral.
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CINCINNATI -- The family of the woman killed Friday after she was hit by a car in Avondale didn't expect to plan her funeral.
Monisa Barnes, 43, spent less than 24 hours in the hospital with critical injuries before she died. Her family said they were supposed to go see a movie Friday night.
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Investigators said 23-year-old Ryan Culver of Erlanger ignored a stoplight, continued through the Vine Street intersection on Glenwood Street and struck two people Thursday.
Barnes was walking along the sidewalk in the 3800 block of Vine Street at about 3:05 p.m. with a 12-year-old girl, and both suffered life-threatening injuries when police said Culver plowed through. Upon impact, the car pinned Barnes and the girl to the hood as it traveled up a hill and into a building.
The girl remained in critical condition Friday.
Culver and his passengers, 36-year-old Christina Swanson and 26-year-old Ben Thompson, had to be cut from the vehicle by firefighters. Investigators said none of the trio was wearing seatbelts.
All three suffered minor injuries and were treated at a nearby hospital.
Police said speed and drug impairment were factors in the crash.
The Traffic Unit asks anyone with further information to contact the Cincinnati Police Department at 513-352-2514.