2 dead after truck hits several people in city in southern Germany, police say – The Associated Press

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Fire and rescue services stand at the scene of a car accident in the city center in Passau, Germany, Friday Dec. 29, 2023. A deadly truck crash in southern Germany on Friday left one person dead, German police said. The 63-year old truck driver continued his ride after making a delivery in downtown Passau close to the city’s railway station, passed by a parked vehicle and then hit a group of five people. (Zema Medien/dpa via AP)
Emergency services from the police, fire department and ambulance stand at the scene of an accident in the city center in Passau, Germany, Friday Dec. 29, 2023. A deadly truck crash in southern Germany on Friday left one person dead, German police said. The 63-year old truck driver continued his ride after making a delivery in downtown Passau close to the city’s railway station, passed by a parked vehicle and then hit a group of five people. (Zema Medien/dpa via AP)
Fire and rescue services stand at the scene of a car accident in the city center in Passau, Germany, Friday Dec. 29, 2023. A deadly truck crash in southern Germany on Friday left one person dead, German police said. The 63-year old truck driver continued his ride after making a delivery in downtown Passau close to the city’s railway station, passed by a parked vehicle and then hit a group of five people. (Zema Medien/dpa via AP)
Fire and rescue services stand at the scene of a car accident in the city center in Passau, Germany, Friday Dec. 29, 2023. A deadly truck crash in southern Germany on Friday left one person dead, German police said. The 63-year old truck driver continued his ride after making a delivery in downtown Passau close to the city’s railway station, passed by a parked vehicle and then hit a group of five people. (Zema Medien/dpa via AP)
Emergency services from the police, fire department and ambulance stand at the scene of an accident in the city center in Passau, Germany, Friday Dec. 29, 2023. A deadly truck crash in southern Germany on Friday left one person dead, German police said. The 63-year old truck driver continued his ride after making a delivery in downtown Passau close to the city’s railway station, passed by a parked vehicle and then hit a group of five people. (Zema Medien/dpa via AP)
Emergency services from the police, fire department and ambulance stand at the scene of an accident in the city center in Passau, Germany, Friday Dec. 29, 2023. A deadly truck crash in southern Germany on Friday left one person dead, German police said. The 63-year old truck driver continued his ride after making a delivery in downtown Passau close to the city’s railway station, passed by a parked vehicle and then hit a group of five people. (Zema Medien/dpa via AP)
BERLIN (AP) — Two people have died after a truck struck several people in southern Germany on Friday morning, police said.
The 63-year old truck driver struck a group of five people close to the railway station in downtown Passau, police said in a statement. A 37-year-old woman died of her injuries at the site. Her 11-year-old daughter passed away in hospital late Friday afternoon, police said. Three other pedestrians were injured, among them the 9-year-old son of the killed woman.
The truck driver was also injured and initially taken to a hospital. He was later discharged and taken into police custody Friday afternoon.
A spokeswoman told German news agency dpa that police are “currently assuming that this was an accident situation.” Police said an investigation was ongoing.
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