Apr 292012

Van plummets off overpass into Bronx Zoo

Seven people were killed Sunday after a van flipped off a highway in New York City and landed in a train yard next to the Bronx Zoo.

The passengers in the car: four adults and three children, were dead on arrival, a New York Police Department spokesman told FoxNews.com.

Among the dead were an 84-year-old man, three women aged 80, 45 and 30, and three girls aged 12, 10 and 7, a New York Fire Department spokesman told the Associated Press.

The accident occurred at 12:30 p.m. ET.

Police say the vehicle hit the median of the Bronx River Parkway, crossed traffic, then plunged more than 50 feet.

No zoo visitors were injured.

Fox News has learned that the train yard is where the zoo keeps its monorails overnight, when not in use.


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