Halloween Turns Deadly: At Least 5 Trick-Or-Treaters Killed In U.S.

Updated — Nov. 3, 3 p.m. ET

It was a deadly night for trick-or-treaters Friday, with cars striking children across the country:

The map below shows the locations of crashes that involved a car hitting trick-or-treating children Friday. Red icons indicate the crash was fatal, while yellow means someone was injured. Scroll down for a description of what happened in each state.

California: Three teenage girls were killed in a hit-and-run.

The most deadly accident happened in the Los Angeles suburb of Santa Ana when an SUV slammed into three girls, killing all of them. Orange County Fire Authority Capt. Steve Concialdi told BuzzFeed News the driver fled the scene. Concialdi said the girls, who were trick-or-treating, died at the scene and no one else was injured.

All three girls were 13-years-old, and two were twins, the Los Angeles Times reported. A search later ensued for the men believed to have been in the SUV.

The crash happened near the intersection of Fairhaven Avenue and Jacaranda Street. Police later located the car about 800 yards away in a parking lot, KTLA reported.

Santa Ana police arrested a man suspected of killing the three girls, the Associated Press reported on Monday.

The arrested man is Jaquinn Bell, a 31 year-old from Orange. Bell allegedly ran over three 13 year old girls on a crosswalk, abandoning his vehicle and fleeing the scene. He has been booked for felony hit-and-run causing death.

Carlos Rojas, the Santa Ana police chief, said that Bell had two teenagers in the car with him at the time of the accident. The teens were taken into custody with Bell, but they were eventually released.

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New York: A 3-year-old died and a 16-year-old was injured.

The crash in Greece, New York, occured on Latta Road, WHEC-TV reported. The 3-year-old died at the scene, and the 16-year-old was taken to an area hospital.

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Police confirm 3yo killed. 16yo also struck on Latta Rd in Greece @13WHAM

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Police confirm 3yo killed. 16yo also struck on Latta Rd in Greece @13WHAM

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Florida: A 2-year-old boy was struck and killed by a bus.

The boy was walking along a highway near Crooked Lake in Polk County when he was hit by a bus carrying citrus workers, The Ledger reported. The boy was trick-or-treating with a group of adults but had climbed out of his stroller and was struck by the bus.

Arizona: A family of four was hit while trick-or-treating in the Phoenix area.

The family — including a 2-year-old boy, a 10-year-old girl, and two adults in their twenties — were all hospitalized Friday evening, ABC 15 reported. The crash happened near the intersection of 41st Avenue and Bethany Home Road, and a fifth person had minor injuries as well, according to the Arizona Republic.

The woman was wheelchair bound and photos from the scene showed the chair still lying in the street.

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2 kids/2 adults taken to hospital after being hit by vehicle @azfamily 41st ave/bethany home

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Illinois: A 4-year-old boy was hit and dragged down a street in Winnetka, Illinois.

The boy was wearing a costume when he was hit on Asbury Ave., ABC 7 reported. The car, a Volkswagen, dragged the boy 40 feet, though he was hospitalized and in good condition late Friday.

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4 y/o boy in costume struck & dragged by car in Winnetka, recovering in hospital: http://t.co/Tjoq4jT8Af

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4 y/o boy in costume struck & dragged by car in Winnetka, recovering in hospital: http://t.co/Tjoq4jT8Af

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Missouri: An 11-year-old boy was in critical condition Friday after being hit by a truck.

The boy was trick-or-treating just after 4 p.m. Friday in St. Charles when a truck hit him, KSDK 5 reported. The boy was flown to an area hospital and remained in critical condition Friday.

Jim Dalrymple is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in Los Angeles.

Contact Jim Dalrymple II at jim.dalrymple@buzzfeed.com.

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