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2 Dead, 8 Injured In Collision Between Fire Truck And Passenger Vehicle

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(credit: CBS)

(credit: CBS)

GORMAN (AP) —  Authorities say one inmate and one other person have been killed and eight others injured as a truck carrying a state prison firefighting crew crashed with a passenger vehicle in northern Los Angeles County.

County fire Capt. Sam Padilla says the truck and the other vehicle crashed Tuesday afternoon on a road near Interstate 5 south of Gorman.

He says three of the injured are critical. It is not immediately clear whether the injured are from one vehicle or both.

Sheriff’s spokeswoman Lilian Peck says the firefighters are inmates from a state prison, but does not know which one.

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