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Two kids killed in crashes

Two children were killed in car crashes in Brooklyn and Queens in two separate incidents over the weekend.

Two children were killed in car crashes in Brooklyn and Queens in two separate incidents over the weekend.



Andrew Ramirez, 2, was struck Saturday night in Elmhurst by a van after he reportedly ran out into the street in search of candy left behind following a Parks Department bust of illegal vendors.



Police said Ramirez was pronounced dead at the hospital, and the 39-year-old driver of the 2007 Chevy van was not injured.



In a separate incident four hours later in Brownsville, Brooklyn, a teenage girl was killed in a freak accident by an out-of-control SUV — after she first saved the lives of six other children.



After seeing a Range Rover driving erratically down Pacific Street, where she lived, Kira Goddard, 13, shepherded six children to safety at 2025 Pacific Street, near Ralph Avenue.



But she did not have time to save herself and was hit as the Range Rover careened backwards. She was pronounced dead at the scene. No charges will be filed in either incident, police said.



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