New York Post

Fatal family car plunge


TEMPE, Ariz. — An entire family, including three young children, died Sunday after their vehicle went into a suburban Phoenix lake, authoritie­s said.

Nazyiah Baxter, 2, was initially hospitaliz­ed in critical condition, but the boy was pronounced dead later in the day, Tempe police said.

Emergency rescuers were called to Tempe Town Lake around 12:15 a.m. after bystanders spotted the family’s SUV enter the lake.

First responders pulled a 1yearold girl, Zariyah, and Nazyiah, from the car. They then got parents Glenn Edward Baxter, 27, and Danica Baxter, 25.

Rescuers initially overlooked a third child, who was strapped into a car seat in the last row of the vehicle. Investigat­ors do not know what caused the crash or what led up to it.

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