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Two Pedestrians Killed in Calif.

April 30, 2000

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) _ A sport-utility vehicle veered onto a sidewalk and hit 10 people near a school fund-raising carnival, killing a woman and her 4-year-old daughter and severing another victim’s leg.

Pasadena police Lt. Rick Aversano said the 16-year-old boy driving the vehicle Saturday veered into the pedestrians about 3:30 p.m. near Chandler School.

Police arrested the teen, who was not injured, for investigation of vehicular manslaughter.

The driver had little to say when he got out of the car other than that he ``basically lost control,″ Sgt. Kevin Hall said.

Los Angeles coroner’s investigator Pam Eaker identified the deceased victims as Sarah Karesh, 34, and her daughter Madison.

The other eight victims were taken to hospitals but did not appear to have life-threatening injuries, although one lost a leg, he said, Aversano said.

It was unclear whether the pedestrians were traveling to or from the fund-raising carnival.

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