89-year-old Driver Hits 3, Killing Baby in KC

7 years 6 months 2 weeks ago Monday, September 17 2012 Sep 17, 2012 Monday, September 17, 2012 8:46:00 AM CDT September 17, 2012 in News
By: Associated Press

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - An 89-year-old churchgoer speeding backward out of a handicapped parking spot has struck and killed a baby and injured her grandparents.

The Kansas City Star reported that the driver also slammed his car into another vehicle and overturned a fire hydrant Sunday morning outside First Baptist Church. The car traveled about 50 feet before coming to a stop.

Witness Patty Reed says the elderly driver's vehicle shot out of the parking space "like a cannon." Her husband, Cec Reed, says one woman started CPR on the injured baby.

But investigators said the baby died shortly after the accident at an area hospital. The conditions of the other two victims weren't available.

Officials said the driver of the vehicle was cooperating with the investigation.

The victims' identities haven't been released.

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