BETHPAGE, N.Y. (WPIX) - A bizarre turn of events on Long Island Wednesday as the friend of an 11-year-old girl, who was with her when she was nearly abducted, was later killed in a car crash with her Mom in Hicksville.
According to detectives, the young girls were walking home from school on Hahn Ave around 3:06 p.m., when they were followed by a male who attempted to grab her in her driveway. The victim -- who has not been identified -- allegedly kicked the suspect in the leg and fled the scene with her friend, Joanna, who was later involved in a fatal car crash.
The suspect is described as a white male between 30-40 years old, about 5'1" tall, 170pounds, bald and clean shaven wearing a clean white tee shirt with a round collar and long pants. Anyone with information regarding the attempted abduction is urged to call Nassau County police.
When Joanna arrived home after the horrifying incident, she and her mother, identified as 44-year-old Barbara Ryan, were killed as they went to run an errand.
The pair were making a left turn from Central Park Ave. onto Hicksville Road in Bethpage, when a tractor trailer traveling northbound on Hicksville Road, slammed into them.
The accident set off a chain reaction crash, involving a Lincoln Town Car, Honda Sedan and Mitsubishi.
Emergency crews were forced to use the Jaws of Life to extract the mother and daughter from the car. They were rushed to the hospital where they were pronounced dead.