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Ohio girl, 4, dies after father crashed while street racing, police say

Posted at 3:13 PM, Jan 01, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-03 07:48:49-05

A 4-year-old girl in Ohio who was in "very serious condition" after her father crashed during a street race died Tuesday afternoon, according to police.

The crash happened at about 1:19 p.m. Monday near the intersection of Winton Road and Dutch Colony Drive, according to police.

Terence McNulty, 25, was driving a 2004 Ford Taurus northbound on Winton and racing Gerald Howell, 30, who was driving a 2001 Audi A6, police said in a news release. The two vehicles made contact, causing the Ford to veer into the southbound lane and hit a 2004 Subaru Forester, then go off the road and over a guardrail. The Audi also hit another southbound car.

McNulty's 4-year-old daughter was riding with him at the time, according to police. She died Tuesday at Cincinnati Children's Hospital.

"The other four drivers will be OK; (they) have some injuries but not life-threatening," Machenheimer said Monday.

Police called the racing unacceptable.

"It's very dangerous, especially on a street that is heavily traveled like Winton Road is. Even on a holiday, there's still quite a bit of traffic," Machenheimer said.