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

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Posted at 7:46 PM, Oct 31, 2015
and last updated 2015-10-31 20:53:54-04

NEW YORK (AP) — 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.

It happened just before 5 p.m. Saturday in the Morris Park neighborhood of the Bronx.

A spokesman for the New York Police Department says the victims had been trick-or-treating when a car went onto the sidewalk and struck them.

Police say a man, whose age wasn't immediately available, died at the scene.

Investigators say a 21-year-old man and the 10-year-old girl were taken to a hospital, where they pronounced dead.

Authorities say a 3-year-old girl was critically injured. A 21-year-old woman and a 10-year-old girl were hospitalized.

The 68-year-old driver was also hospitalized.

It was not immediately clear what caused the crash. Police say an investigation is ongoing.