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Man Beaten to Death After Car Accident

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An angry crowd beat a man to his death, Tuesday night, after the vehicle he was traveling in struck and injured a young girl in a car accident. Police say 2,000 to 3,000 people were on the street for a Juneteenth celebration when the accident occurred.

The driver had stopped to look on the little girl that was at the entrance to an apartment complex when a group of men attacked him. The passenger, 40, exited the vehicle to try and help the driver but the crown turned on him, said police.

The man was beaten to death by 20 men and left lying in the parking lot. A preliminary autopsy of the victim showed blunt force trauma as the cause of death. The young girl, 3 or 4 years old was transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The driver, who was able to get away from the crowd, is now cooperating with authorities as they investigate the accident further.