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SUV carrying 27 people collides with truck hauling gravel in southern California, at least 15 killed

CA, 03 Mar 2021
At least 15 people were killed on Tuesday in a collision between an SUV and a tractor trailer truck in Southern California, about 16.1 km north of the Mexican border, hospital officials said.

The crash, on State Route 115 near El Centro, California, involved a sport utility vehicle carrying 27 people and a truck hauling gravel, officials at El Centro Regional Medical Center told a news briefing.

Some 14 people died at the scene while another person died at the El Centro Regional Medical Center, the director of the hospital’s emergency room, Judy Cruz, said in the briefing, posted on Facebook.

The truck driver suffered minor injuries, a spokesman for the California Highway Patrol said.

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