PEEKSKILL, N.Y. (AP) – A man was arrested Monday and charged with tossing his baby daughter out a seventh-floor apartment window, police said.

The 10-month-old girl survived the 80-foot fall, crashing through several tree branches before landing on the ground. She suffered only cuts and bruises.

Police said Willie Williams barged into his ex-girlfriend’s apartment late Saturday in a bid to persuade her to get back together with him.

Police said they argued and Williams dangled the baby out a window. The mother called 911 and Williams dropped the girl, police said.

“Oh, my God!” police quoted the mother as telling the 911 operator. “He killed my baby.”

Williams then left the apartment, grabbed the baby and drove her to a nearby hospital.

Bird causes crash;

1 dead, 5 injured

CRANBERRY, Pa. (AP) – A bird escaped from its cage inside a minivan and distracted the driver, causing a three-vehicle pileup in which a woman was killed and five people were injured, police said.

State police said H. Dean Kinch, 72, was driving about 65 miles north of Pittsburgh when the bird got loose Sunday afternoon. Kinch swerved into oncoming traffic, colliding with a convertible. A motorcycle then crashed into the convertible.

A woman in the convertible, Charlotte Wheeler, 59, was killed.

Kinch and four others were injured.

AP-ES-06-23-03 1451EDT


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