Girl, 6, Killed in Cop Car Chase

Driver of car escaped on foot, remains at large
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jun 11, 2010 3:48 AM CDT
A Los Angeles Police patrol car is shown Thursday Oct. 29, 2009 in Los Angeles.   (AP Photo/Al Seib, Pool)

(Newser) – A Los Angeles police pursuit ended in a tragic crash, with the suspects' fleeing car hitting and killing a 6-year-old girl. The chase began last night after officers witnessed a drug deal. The driver lost control in a residential area and struck the girl, pinning her against a stone wall in front of a home, reports MSNBC. She died at a local hospital. Police say two passengers were taken into custody at the scene. The driver of the car fled on foot and remains at large. The death is bound to reignite debates about when dangerous high-speed police pursuits are justified.

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