A 3-year-old girl died after being pulled from a burning car in Queens and her father is now hospitalized and in police custody.
The man was in the Audi A6 Sedan with his daughter, in the back seat, when the car went up in flames around 9 p.m. Sunday in Springfield Gardens.
On fire, he jumped out of the car and ran to nearby Baisley Pond Park, where he jumped into a pond to extinguish the flames.
Firefighters responded, opened the car door and pulled out 3-year-old Zoey Pereira. She was rushed in a police cruiser to Jamaica Hospital, but she could not be saved.
Investigators said she was at the center of a custody battle.