A 62 year-old driver has been arrested in connection with a crash that killed a 9 year-old girl and injured five other people in Brooklyn.
Kenneth Palache, of Huntington, Long Island, faces charges of criminally negligent homicide, leaving the scene of an accident and operating a motor vehicle without a license.
Two blocks away from the crash site, police said officers tried to pull over Palache because his car matched the description of a vehicle involved in an earlier hit-and-run. But when officers approached Palache’s car, the driver allegedly took off.
Traveling home from church with a friend and her friend’s mother, Rebecca Ramnarine, of Queens, was a passenger in a sedan when Palache’s Honda minivan struck it near Avenue N and Remsen Avenue about 5 p.m. Sunday.
Officials said the minivan also struck another vehicle.
The 9-year-old girl, whose family said wanted to grow up to be a pediatrician, was taken to a hospital where she was pronounced dead.
Two other occupants in the sedan and three people in the other vehicle were hospitalized in stable condition.
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