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4 people, including 2 children, killed in crash north of LA

LANCASTER, Calif. (AP) — Four people, including two children, were killed Friday and third child was critically injured in a head-on crash between a car and a big rig in northern Los Angeles County, authorities said.

The truck and a 2019 Dodger Challenger collided shortly after 9 a.m. in Lancaster in the Antelope Valley, the California Highway Patrol said.

TV news footage from the scene showed a jackknifed big rig and a black sedan with severe damage on a road surrounded by .

The car’s driver, a 62-year-old woman, died at the scene while three passengers, a 59-year-old woman and two boys ages 6 and 9, died at hospitals, KTLA-TV reported.

A 5-year-old boy was hospitalized in critical condition.

The truck driver, a 44-year-old man, had minor injuries.

It wasn’t immediately clear what led up to the crash. Investigators hadn’t determined whether factors such as speeding or alcohol played a role, the CHP said.

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