4 Kids Killed in Pa. Crash Weren't Restrained

Authorities say four children killed in a multi-vehicle crash in northeastern Pennsylvania weren't in booster seats or wearing seatbelts.

Pennsylvania State Police said Sunday that the two adults in the car were wearing seatbelts, but the children were not restrained.

The Saturday afternoon crash killed five, including the 23-year-old woman driving the car in which the children were riding.


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Authorities aren't disclosing the children's identity or their relationship to the dead woman, Destini Watson. The surviving passenger, 21-year-old Monisha Roberts, and the drivers of three other cars were injured.

Police say the pileup happened after Watson tried to pass another vehicle and lost control of her vehicle on Route 115 in Monroe County, about 35 miles north of Allentown. Authorities say Watson was traveling at a high rate of speed.

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