Girl, four, dies after New Year's Eve chain reaction crash

A four-year-old girl has died of injuries suffered in a New Year’s Day chain reaction crash in Cincinnati that was initially reported as a drag racing accident. 

The Cincinnati Police Department says the girl died on Tuesday at Cincinnati Children's Hospital. 

She was injured Monday while riding in the front passenger seat of a 2004 Ford Taurus, which was being operated by her father, 25-year-old Terence McNulty. 

Police initially told local news outlets that the crash occurred during a suspected street race, but Lt Stephen Saunders, a spokesman for the Cincinnati Police Department, told DailyMail.com on Wednesday there was no evidence to suggest that the vehicles involved in the chain reaction collision were racing.

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Terence McNulty's Ford Taurus is seen resting in a ditch with its wheels up in Cincinnati after a New Year's Day crash that claimed the life of his young daughter  

Terence McNulty's Ford Taurus is seen resting in a ditch with its wheels up in Cincinnati after a New Year's Day crash that claimed the life of his young daughter  

Police believe excessive speed played a role in the multi-vehicle collision 

Police believe excessive speed played a role in the multi-vehicle collision 

According to a press release, just before 1.20pm on Monday, traffic officers responded to 5300 Winston Road for

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