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Three children and their parents die after car crashes into lake

The children were all under three years of age.

THREE CHILDREN AND their parents have been killed after the SUV in which they were travelling plunged into a lake in Phoenix, Arizona.

Police have confirmed the dead as 27-year-old old Glenn Edward Baxter, 25-year-old Danica Baxter and their children Reighn (3), Nazyiah (2) and Zariyah (1).

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The incident took place just after midnight yesterday.

NBC reports that Lieutenant Michael Pooley told a press conference the incident was “horrific”.

We don’t know what exactly happened. We don’t know what led the driver to do this.

Witnesses and police pulled the adults and two children out of the water. After learning that Reighn was unaccounted for, a search team discovered his body at about 10am.

Pooley said emergency services are “completely heartbroken” and “wish they could have been there faster”.

A GoFundMe page has been set up to raise money for the funerals.

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