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Four from Long Beach killed in single-vehicle accident in Ventura County

June 25, 2011 |  7:02 pm

Four Long Beach residents were killed Saturday morning when the truck they were in veered off the northbound 101 Freeway near La Conchita in Ventura County and crashed into a tree, according to the California Highway Patrol.

Phet Chansy, 53, was driving a pickup and towing a small boat shortly before 3:30 a.m., when he was believed to have had a heart attack and passed out, said Senior Deputy Medical Examiner Armando Chavez.

Chansy's wife, Holly Hamm, 40, and son, Eric Chansy, 11, also died in the crash. A family friend, Monica Sang, 45, was critically injured and taken to a hospital, where she later died, according to the Highway Patrol.

The couple's 13-year-old son suffered minor injuries, including a fractured arm.

-- Raja Abdulrahim