Crack Pipe Found at Scene of Deadly Queens Crash: Source

Tuesday, Oct 27, 2009  |  Updated 6:00 PM EDT
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Crack Pipe Found at Scene of Deadly Queens Crash: Source

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A Queens driver has been charged with manslaughter following a van crash that killed two children and left three others hospitalized.  All five were foster children, police said.
    
A 5-year-old girl died early Tuesday; a 15-year-old died Monday night after the minivan she was riding in crossed a yellow line and crashed into another car, police said. The driver is awaiting arraignment on the charges of driving while intoxicated.  

Prosecutors said the car was driving erratically and the middle row of seats in the van was missing -- meaning at least one child was sitting on the floor. Sources said a crack pipe was found at the scene of the accident.
    
It's the latest in a series of wrecks involving vehicles packed with children.
    
On Oct. 11, a crash on the Henry Hudson Parkway killed an 11-year-old and injured six other girls.
    
In July, a driver killed herself, four children and three men while going the wrong way on the Taconic State Parkway.
 

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