Highway Crash Kills Four, Leaves Five Injured

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (November 25, 2012)—A head-on crash in northern California killed four people and injured five others, the California Highway Patrol said.

The highway patrol said two children were among the dead after the accident Saturday evening on Highway 50 near Placerville.

The patrol said a westbound Toyota Prius veered into the path of a minivan and the vehicles collided head-on.

Patrol Sgt. Gilbert Lee said a 4-year-old who was riding in the minivan and a child who was riding in the Prius died as did the Prius' driver and another adult in the car.

Lee says four others in the minivan, including 1-year-old twins survived, as did a 10-year-old child in the Prius.

The five were taken to area hospitals, but there was no word on their conditions.

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