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Three Dead After Car Hits Group Of Trick-Or-Treaters On New York Sidewalk

A 10-year-old girl, her 65-year-old grandfather, and a 24-year-old man died after the car struck six people.

Posted on November 1, 2015, at 4:18 p.m. ET


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Two men and a 10-year-old girl died Saturday after a car drove onto a New York City sidewalk and struck a group of trick-or-treaters.

Police are investigating if the driver of the 2011 Dodge Charger had a medical issue which caused him to lose control of the car, the Associated Press reported.

The 52-year-old man was taken to a hospital, where his condition was stable.

As of Sunday afternoon, he had not been charged with any crime.

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According to the New York Police Department, officers arrived to the crash at Morris Park and Bogart avenues in the Bronx just before 5 p.m. ET.

A 65-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene. He was later identified as Louis Perez, a resident of the area.

His daughter, Natalia Perez, told the AP that he had wanted to take his granddaughters out trick-or-treating that evening.

Nyanna Aquil and Louis Perez who both died in the crash.
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Nyanna Aquil and Louis Perez who both died in the crash.

Nyanna Aquil, 10, died of her injuries from the crash at a hospital, and her 3-year-old sister was recovering from injuries.

A 24-year-old man, Kristian Leka, also died from injuries he received in the crash. He had been out with his 9-year-old sister and a 21-year-old friend, who were both treated for injuries but expected to survive .

According to police, the Dodge Charger was traveling west on Morris Park Avenue when it bumped into a Toyota Camry, then crossed into opposing traffic and onto the sidewalk.


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