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Early morning crash kills three, including two children

May 28, 2012 |  2:40 pm

Two children and a woman died early Monday after a collision between two cars at South Mona Boulevard and East 119th Street in Willowbrook, in unincorporated south Los Angeles County. 

The three were riding in a Chevrolet Tahoe SUV that collided with a Cadillac and rolled over, said California Highway Patrol Officer Monica Posada. Officers responded at 7:11 a.m. Seven people were in the SUV. The Cadillac had no passengers. 

The children died at the scene, and the woman died at a hospital, Posada said. She did not know whether anyone else was injured and could not confirm further details about the three who died.

KTLA-TV reported that the children were 3 and 5 years old and that the driver of the Cadillac attempted to flee the scene of the accident but was subdued by a witness and detained for questioning. 

[Update, 3:45 p.m. May 28: The California Highway Patrol said Monday afternoon that the two children killed in the accident were girls, 8 and 3 years old. Another child, a 1-year-old boy, suffered moderate injuries.]


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