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SUV Plunges Into NYC's Bronx Zoo Grounds; 7 Killed

NEW YORK (AP) - Authorities said an out-of-control SUV plunged off a highway into a ravine on the grounds of the Bronx Zoo in New York City, killing seven people aboard, including three children.

Police identified the dead adults as 85-year-old Jacob Nunez and 81-year-old Ana Julia Martinez, both from the Dominican Republic, and their daughters, 45-year-old Maria Gonzalez, and 39-year-old Maria Nunez, both from the Bronx. Police say Gonzalez was driving.

The children were identified as 10-year-old Jocelyn Gonzalez, the daughter of the driver, and 7-year-old Niely Rosario and 3-year-old Marly Rosario, both daughters of Nunez.

Police said the Honda Pilot bounced off the median, crossed three lanes, flew off the Bronx River Parkway, fell more than 50 feet and landed upside-down.

The cause of the crash is under investigation.

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