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Three dead in Bradenton when vehicle backs over crowd

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The incident occurred at approximately 11:30 a.m. Sunday morning. The incident occurred at approximately 11:30 a.m. Sunday morning.
BRADENTON, FL (WFLA) - Three people are dead and five others have been hospitalized after a woman backed her car into a group of pedestrians outside a Florida clubhouse.

Lt. Gregory Bueno of the Florida Highway Patrol says the accident happened Sunday in Bradenton, about 45 miles south of Tampa.

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Bueno says a woman backed her car in a parking lot at the Sugar Creek Country Club, where church services were taking place.

The driver struck a crowd of pedestrians. One person was pronounced dead at the scene, and two more died after being transported to a nearby hospital.

Five others have been hospitalized. Their conditions were not immediately known.

The car came to a stop in a lake adjacent to the clubhouse. The driver does not appear to have been seriously injured.

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