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Drunk driver kills child pedestrian in Helsinki

A 25 year-old man was arrested for running over an 11 year-old girl in Helsinki’s Viikki district on Tuesday. He was in an inebriated state at the time of the accident.

When he arrived at home the man said he had hit a person while driving. This prompted a call to the police around 7pm on Tuesday. At the same time officials learned that an 11 year-old girl was missing. She was later found dead on Viikintie.

The suspect registered a 0.0225 blood-alcohol content when apprehended by police, who are investigating the case as involuntary manslaughter and reckless endangerment, among other charges.

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