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Girl, 11, fights classmate, dies hours later

LONG BEACH | An 11-year-old girl is dead following an after-school fight at a Long Beach elementary school, but authorities say they have no immediate plans for arrests.

Police said Saturday night that the girl died at a hospital hours after the fight with another 11-year-old girl outside the school.

Authorities say Friday’s fight didn’t appear to be especially serious or violent, no weapons were used and neither girl was knocked to the ground.

But Deputy Chief Robert Luna said at a press conference that when she returned to an after-school program, adults noticed she wasn’t feeling well.

She was hospitalized and had emergency surgery but died about six hours after the fight.

A coroner has not yet determined a cause of death.

Police are investigating.


Naked man steals fire truck, kills pedestrian

PORT ROYAL | A naked man stole a firetruck at a South Carolina apartment complex and sped away, killing a pedestrian who was walking on a sidewalk, authorities said Saturday.

The fire engine driver, identified as 26-year-old Kalvin Hunt, drove about two miles Friday before he hit a man, careened off the road and crashed into some trees, authorities said. Mr. Hunt, who was pinned inside the firetruck, was freed by rescue workers, and then started assaulting two police officers, Deputy Police Chief Dale McDorman told the Beaufort Gazette.

Brana Rogerson said she narrowly avoided a collision with the stolen engine, which plowed into six or seven other vehicles as it barreled through an intersection in Beaufort, which is located along the southeast coast of South Carolina.

“I’ve never seen a firetruck come out of nowhere like that,” Ms. Rogerson said. “The truck didn’t have its lights on. I knew it wasn’t a fireman behind the wheel.”

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