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Dad runs over daughters in Jamaica, killing one

A well-liked man described as a good father struck his two young daughters while backing into his Jamaica driveway in the family car Sunday afternoon, killing one of them and injuring the other, police and neighbors said.

Burton Williams, 50, did not see his two daughters as he drove his car into his back yard at 102-31 183rd Place at 4 p.m., which he used for a driveway, said Police spokeswoman Carmen Melendez.

The two girls were taken to Mary Immaculate Hospital where the 3-year-old, Lorraine Williams, was pronounced dead on arrival, Melendez said. The 7-year-old, Sheryl, suffered a broken hip and leg, Melendez said.

Daphne Lawrence, a spokeswoman for Mary Immaculate Hospital, said Sheryl was listed in serious condition but was expected to survive her injuries.

No charges were brought against the father, who was treated for trauma at Mary Immaculate Hospital, Melendez said. As of press time Williams had not returned to his home and had not been seen by neighbors. Lawrence said Williams was never admitted to the hospital and was not currently a patient at the hospital.

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