Out-of-control car kills Irish girl and critically injures sister at New York church festival
Published 13/10/2013 | 13:35
A 15-year-old Leitrim girl has been killed and her sister critically injured after they were hit by a car at a church festival in New York.
The driver of the car is believed to have had a heart attack at the wheel before ploughing into a group of people.
Kalie Gill, 15, who died, and her sister Lindsay, 12, had emigrated recently with their family from Leitrim. Lindsay is in a critical condition in hospital, according to Irish Central .
The two girls were among 500 people at a church festival on Friday night in the Irish-American suburb of Woodlawn, New York, where they lived.
The Irish community held a candlelit vigil last night near the scene of the tragedy.
Police said the driver, who is believed to be a local teacher, was leaving a car park about 9pm when it struck five other cars and four pedestrians. The two other victims escaped with minor injuries. The driver has not been charged.