Cops: 3 dead, 4 hurt when car hits trick-or-treaters in NYC

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NEW YORK (November 1, 2015) — Police say a car plowed into a group of trick-or-treaters in New York City, killing three people, including a 10-year-old girl. Four others, including a 3-year-old, were injured.

A spokesman for the New York Police Department says the group had been trick-or-treating just before 5 p.m. Saturday in the Morris Park neighborhood of the Bronx when a car went onto the sidewalk and struck them.

Police say a 65-year-old man suffered severe head trauma and died at the scene.

Investigators say a 24-year-old man and the 10-year-old girl were taken to a hospital, where they were pronounced dead.

Authorities say a 3-year-old girl was critically injured. A 21-year-old woman, a 9-year-old girl and the 52-year-old driver also were hospitalized.

Police say an investigation into what caused the crash is ongoing.

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