Van plunges off NY road into zoo grounds; 7 killed


NEW YORK — An out-of-control van careered across several lanes of traffic on a highway overpass Sunday, then plunged more than 50 feet off the side of the road and landed in a ravine on the grounds of the nation's largest city zoo, killing all seven people aboard, including three children, authorities said.

The van apparently flipped over a 4-foot-high iron fence before landing upside-down on the Bronx Zoo property. The cause of the crash was unclear, and a city official said the guardrail's height would be one of the safety issues investigated.

AP Photo/ Louis Lanzano


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