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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

(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. (Read more drunk driving stories.)

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