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3 family members hit, killed by car in California

September 8, 2014

TURLOCK, Calif. (AP) — Police say three family members, including a 4-year-old boy, were killed when a driver plowed into them as they walked in a Central California neighborhood.

Witnesses described a horrifying scene with bodies tossed into the air during the crash in Turlock. Family members tell the Modesto Bee (http://bit.ly/1tnbASG) 20-year-old Julia Flores had gone for a walk Saturday with her 4-year-old son, Brian, and her mother-in-law, 47-year-old Elena Flores. The three were close to home when they were struck by a speeding BMW.

All three died. Julia Flores’ 2-year-old daughter, Emily, was along for the stroll, but was not hurt.

The BMW then crashed into a house.

Neighbors detained one of the men in the car. The other fled and was later taken into custody. Their names have not been released.

Police say alcohol was likely a factor in the crash.

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Information from: The Modesto Bee, http://www.modbee.com

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