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Elderly Man Plows SUV Into Group Outside Ice Cream Parlor, Killing 1

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A man in his 70s may have hit the wrong foot pedal when his SUV crashed into a group of people standing outside of an ice cream parlor in Buena Park yesterday evening, killing one woman, police said.Marisa Malin, 73, of Cerritos was pronounced dead in the hospital shortly after the accident, City News Service reported. The driver, in his 70s, was leaving the restaurant when he crashed into a group of pedestrians standing in front of Farrell’s Ice Cream Parlor and Restaurant near Knott’s Berry Farm at 6:33 p.m. Friday, injuring at least seven people.

A woman and teenage girl were hospitalized with critical injuries, and three other people were hospitalized for minor injuries. One person was treated at the scene for injuries and was not hospitalized.

The elderly man and his female passenger were not injured, according to police. There’s no word yet as to his possible arrest.