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Child Killed, Woman Severely Burned In Calabasas Crash

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CALABASAS (CBS) — A 9-year-old girl was killed and a 27-year-old woman suffered severe burns in a crash on the Ventura (101) Freeway in Calabasas.

Officials say the vehicle caught fire after the woman rear-ended a tanker trailer on the southbound freeway and overturned at the Malibu Canyon/Las Virgenes Road overpass. The California Highway Patrol received a report of the crash about 8:32 a.m. Saturday.

A Los Angeles County Fire dispatcher said paramedics rushed a woman — with burns to 80 percent of her body — to an area hospital.

The relationship between the victims was not immediately known.

Officers closed all lanes of the eastbound freeway about 8:47 a.m. under Las Virgenes Road and a SigAlert was issued.

(©2011 CBS Local Media, a division of CBS Radio Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Wire services contributed to this report.)

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