13-Year-Old Girl Dead, 7 Others Injured After Driver Intentionally Slams Into Restaurant in France

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A car was intentionally rammed into a pizzeria east of Paris Monday night, leaving one girl dead and a child among four other people gravely injured, according to the French Interior Ministry.

Pizza Cesena is seen in a Google Maps Street View image.

Pizza Cesena is seen in a Google Maps Street View image.

Eight other people suffered minor injuries in the incident, in Sept-Sorts, 55 kilometers (34 miles) east of Paris, the ministry said.

Gendarmes arrested the driver after the incident and the prosecutor’s office in the nearby city of Meaux is trying to establish the motive of the driver, it said. There was nobody else in the vehicle.

The Paris Prosecutor told CNN there are no indications the incident was terror-related.

The ministry as well as France’s President and prime minister sent their deepest condolences to the family of the girl who died as well as those wounded and their loved ones, the statement from Interior Minister Gerard Collomb said.

“The witnesses, shocked, are being assisted by a psychological and medical emergency unit,” it said.

French President Emmanuel Macron tweeted that his thoughts were with the victims and their loved ones.

The Associated Press identified the slain victim as a 13-year-old girl.

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