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9-year-old killed, 2nd child hurt in Texas drag racing crash

/ 08:52 AM May 26, 2019

A dragster takes part in The Fast Show performance car event held at the Santa Pod Raceway near Wellingborough, central England on April 2, 2017. One of three cars taking part in street drag racing struck a fourth car and killed a child and injured another in Dallas, Texas,. AFP

DALLAS, United States — Dallas police say a 9-year-old girl was killed and another child was seriously injured after the car they were riding in was hit by a vehicle that had been drag racing.

Police say three cars were racing on a Dallas street Friday night when one of the vehicles hit a Chevrolet Impala with the two children.

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The 9-year-old girl, who was in the back seat, was ejected. She was pronounced dead at the hospital.

Authorities say another child in the back seat and a front passenger are in critical condition. The driver is in good condition.

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Police say the driver of the vehicle that hit the Impala was taken into custody after being released from a hospital. The other two drivers involved fled but were later taken into custody.

Charges are pending in the case. /cbb

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