MORENO VALLEY (AP) — An SUV crossed a traffic median and slammed head-on into a minivan Wednesday, leaving one person dead and six others severely injured in Moreno Valley.

Officials say at about 7:45 p.m. Wednesday a Ford Explorer crossed the center median and crashed into a minivan with a family of five inside.

A passenger in the Ford Explorer, 18-year-old Reginal Ray King of Perris, was rushed to the hospital but died hours later.

The Explorer’s driver remains in critical condition. The driver and front passenger of the mini-van were listed in critical but stable condition.

The remaining three minivan passengers, including two children, were treated for minor injuries.

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