Two sisters hit by vehicle outside Lehman Middle School in Canton

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CANTON, Ohio -- Two sisters were struck by a vehicle Monday afternoon across from Lehman Middle School in Canton, officials said.

Chief Jack Angelo tells FOX 8 News, the two girls -- ages 11 and 17-- were crossing in the middle of the block on 13th St. NW when they were hit by a car. The vehicle stopped at the scene.

The girls were taken to Mercy Hospital with serious injuries, according to Chief Angelo. Canton police say the girls were then transferred to Akron Children's Hospital and are in critical condition.

According to Lisa Reicosky, spokesperson for the Canton City School District, the victims are a 6th grade girl from the middle school and her older sister, a senior at McKinley High School, who was picking her up.

The 6th-grader's first day of classes was Monday. Her sister was set to head back to school Tuesday, according to the school spokesperson.

No charges have been filed at this time. An investigation continues.

**Editor's note: This script has been updated to reflect the girls' ages as 11 and 17, not 12 and 16, as police previously reported.**

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