WINSLOW TOWNSHIP, N.J. - A father and his 8-year-old daughter were killed last night when a go-cart they were riding was struck by a minivan.

The accident occurred shortly before 8 p.m. on Route 561, adjacent to a field often used by dirt-bike riders. It was unclear whether the go-cart had gone onto the highway intentionally or accidentally.

Neighbors said the family lived nearby and that the man had purchased the go-cart as a Christmas gift for his daughter.

Police did not immediately release the names of the victims or any other details about the accident. Both were declared dead at the scene. - AP