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3 dead and 8 injured after truck strikes group celebrating July Fourth in Manhattan park


Associated Press

New York City authorities say three people were killed and eight others injured after a pickup truck drove into a group celebrating the Fourth of July. Police Chief Jeffrey Maddrey says the truck came down a street “at a high rate of speed” shortly before 9 p.m. Thursday and drove into Corlears Hook Park on Manhattan’s Lower East Side. Maddrey says two victims were confirmed dead at the scene. A police spokesperson says a third victim was later pronounced dead. Police have identified the driver as 44-year-old Daniel Hyden. He was arrested on charges including driving while intoxicated. Authorities say he does not yet have an attorney who could speak on his behalf.

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