Driver Slams Into Dad, Daughter on Bikes, Killing Daughter, Then Crashes into Home: Police

A car slammed into a father and a daughter riding their bicycles on Long Island, killing one of them, then crashed into the front porch of a home, causing the porch to collapse, police say. 

A 57-year-old woman was driving a 2002 Ford Explorer on New South Road in Hicksville at about 3 p.m. Wednesday when it crashed into the cyclists, police said. It then hit a two-story brick home, causing the front porch to completely collapse.

The daughter on her bicycle, identified as 43-year-old Cari Widmyer of Hicksville, was pronounced dead at the scene. Her 72-year-old father was taken to a local hospital with a knee injury. 

The driver and the passenger of the car, a 65-year-old man, were also taken to a local hospital, where they're listed in serious condition.

Resident Diana Romero said she was in an upstairs living room of the house watching television when she felt the impact.

"I looked outside the window and saw a puff of smoke, like a cloud," said Romero. 

"Neighbors came and helped, and workers from over there, that company, they came and helped us out of the house," she said. 

The cause of the crash is under investigation. Police say the Ford Explorer has been impounded for brake and safety checks.

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