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Two killed when car runs red light, strikes another

POUGHKEEPSIE – Two people are dead after the car in which they were riding was rammed by another car at the intersection of Baker Street and Worrall Avenue in Poughkeepsie late Wednesday afternoon.  City Police said two children in back seat of the vehicle that was hit were treated at Saint Francis Hospital.

The identities of the victims are being withheld pending notification of relatives.

Police say the accident occurred after they tried to stop a car driving aggressively on the eastbound arterial around 4:37 p.m. The car was weaving in and out of traffic, sped up and failed to stop for a red traffic signal where it struck the other car.

The driver and two passengers in the suspect car were also taken to the hospital for treatment.              

The accident is under investigation.   Police said criminal charges against the driver for running the red light are forthcoming.