MIAMI — Three teen soccer teammates were struck and killed by a car early Saturday morning as they walked to a bus stop, police said.
The nearly 100 children in the club are either homeless, undocumented or low-income, the Herald reports. The majority of senior participants graduate high school and go to college, some on soccer scholarships.
The team buses went to the tournament missing the three players.
"They let the kids play," Pat Santangelo, a member of the sports organization's board, told the Herald on Saturday night. "Now they are on their way back to the Little Haiti Soccer Park, where they will be told and greeted by grief counselors."
The driver of the car has not been identified. It is unclear if alcohol is a factor. Police are investigating.
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