Car Plows Into Church Crowd in Deadly Crash

Calif. victims had just left Christmas service
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Dec 18, 2014 12:07 AM CST
Emergency crews at the scene of the crash in Redondo Beach, Calif.   (Latest News)

(Newser) – A motorist hit a group of pedestrians outside a California church as a Christmas service ended last night, killing one person and leaving up to 11 others injured, police say. Some of the pedestrians were rushed to hospitals with critical injuries, a police spokesman in Redondo Beach says. One adult died at a hospital, and the injured included at least two children. The motorist was driving a white sedan northbound when she ran a red light, ran into the pedestrians, and hit another vehicle after. The driver was taken in police custody to a hospital, where she was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence, authorities say. They are investigating whether she was under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

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