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Car hit by patrol car ran red light before deadly accident

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UPPER ARLINGTON, Ohio (AP) -

Police in Upper Arlington, near Columbus, say dashcam video shows that the car hit by a patrol car ran a red light. The patrol car had lights and sirens running, hit the side of the car killing all six people inside.

The officer was responding to a robbery at the time and is now listed in stable condition.

The family were Iraqi refugees who were driving home from holiday visits with family and friends at the time of the accident.

Majeda  Mohammad works for Community Refugee and Immigration Services in Columbus. She says Eid Badi Shahad and his family had come from Basra, Iraq, to Ohio about three years ago.

Shahad, his wife and their four daughters were killed in the wreck. Mohammad said Friday that Shahad's mother and his four sons were home at the time of the accident.

Mohammad says the family had been out making visits as part of the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha

Mohammad called the family wonderful and says people are shocked.

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