Bowling Ball Is Dropped on Car, Kills Baby

<i> Associated Press</i>

A bowling ball dropped from an overpass slammed through the front window of a car and fatally injured an 8-month-old girl.

The baby, riding in the back seat of the car with her 3-year-old brother, was struck in the face Sunday night and died in surgery at a Newark hospital Monday, said Ed DeFazio, the first assistant prosecutor in Hudson County.

The identity of the baby and her family wasn’t immediately released.

“We’re not saying someone intended to kill someone, but the level of intelligence we’re dealing with is amazing,” DeFazio said. “It’s really tragic. We’re all very upset about this.”

DeFazio said the bowling ball was dropped from an elevated portion of a highway near the Holland Tunnel.