Arizona girl, 6, dies in car crash with 8-year-old driver
PHOENIX (REUTERS) - A six-year-old Phoenix girl received fatal injuries when her eight-year-old brother crashed the family car into a metal pole during a late-night drive in their pajamas, police said on Thursday.
The children were reported missing by their mother on Wednesday night, about the same time emergency dispatchers received a report of a moving vehicle with children inside, Phoenix police Sergeant Steve Martos said.
A patrol car spotted the 2010 Hyundai Elantra and followed it a short distance before the boy crashed the car into a pole about a block from the family's home, he said.
Officers aided the girl, but she died early on Thursday morning of her injuries, Mr Martos said, adding that she was not believed to be wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash and that a passenger-side air bag did not deploy.