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Crash ruins boy's reunion with dad back from Iraq

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (AP) -- Authorities say a 6-year-old boy was on his way to see his father, who was returning from a tour of duty in Iraq, when he was hit by car at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.

   The St. Paul Pioneer Press reports (http://bit.ly/tLRFlA) that Zachary Drew was struck Friday as he, his mother and three siblings were walking from a parking ramp into the terminal.

   His mother told the newspaper that Zachary was dragged about 10 feet. She says he suffered a broken leg and nose, and that he may need reconstructive surgery on his jaw.

   Airport spokesman Pat Hogan says a 61-year-old St. Paul man was arrested on suspicion of criminal vehicular operation.

   Zachary's father, Richard Drew, is in the Oklahoma National Guard and was returning from fourth tour of duty.

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   Information from: St. Paul Pioneer Press, http://www.twincities.com

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