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(AP) A Haitian legislator driving an SUV has slammed into a small bus known as a "tap-tap," killing 11 people, including an infant.

Seme Calixte is the police commissioner in the western town of Saint Marc. He says authorities suspect the lawmaker was speeding when he lost control of his four-wheel drive.

Calixte has identified the driver as Jules Lionel Anelus. He's a member of Haiti's lower house, the Chamber of Deputies.

The police commissioner said Sunday that the infant and the child's mother were among those killed. Another 10 people including Anelus were injured in the Saturday crash, which is still being investigated.

Deadly traffic accidents are common in Haiti, where police seldom enforce traffic laws and many vehicles are overloaded.

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