Child Killed, Woman Severely Burned In Calabasas Crash
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.
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