Girl, 11, Crashes Car, Killing a 9-Year-Old

RONAN, Mont.--An 11-year-old girl driving her mother's car, apparently with permission, lost control and crashed, killing a 9-year-old passenger, authorities said yesterday. The victim was thrown from the car when it crashed Saturday night, Montana Highway Patrolman Tim Wyckoff said.

Three girls--none wearing seat belts--were in the car, which overturned twice. The driver and a passenger, 13, were taken to a hospital and released.

Wyckoff said the driver told him she lost control when she reached down to pick up something. The car was traveling about 45 mph.

E. Coli Outbreak at Fair Tied to Death, Illnesses

ALBANY, N.Y.--An outbreak of E. coli bacteria at a county fair is believed to have killed a 3-year-old girl and sickened 112 others in northern New York.

Tests on water in an aquifer supplying the Washington County fairgrounds turned up high levels of E. coli. It remained unclear how the water became contaminated, but officials said runoff from animals or another contaminant may have been to blame.

All those sickened had visited the Washington County Fair about 35 miles north of Albany on either Aug. 28 or 29, and 38 remained hospitalized. Rachel Aldrich, 3, of Clifton Park died Saturday.

Teen's Father Accused Of Slaying Her Suitor

APOPKA, Fla.--A central Florida man angry over his 13-year-old daughter's romance with a 16-year-old neighbor shot the boy dead early Saturday as the youth tried to scale a fence at the girl's house. Jose Carmen Gonzalez, 44, was charged with the murder of Bernardo Barragan.

Bernardo had angered Gonzalez by coaxing his daughter, Fabiola, to come outside and talk to him after midnight, authorities said.

Bernardo was arrested June 29 on charges of trespassing at the Gonzalez home. In July a judge ordered him to stay away from the girl's house.

Encephalitis Claims 2nd Victim in Queens

NEW YORK--City officials said a second elderly Queens resident has died of St. Louis encephalitis, a virus transmitted by mosquitoes.

Officials had suspected that the infection caused the 87-year-old woman's death last week but had not known for sure until Saturday.

An 80-year-old man also died last week from the virus, officials said. Five others believed to be infected were receiving medical attention.