Seven Children Killed In Head-On Collision

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SEVEN children and two adults killed in a head-on collision in California

Nine people have been killed, seven of whom were children aged between six and fifteen, when a Ford F-150 pickup collided with a Dodge Journey at around 8pm on New Year’s Day in California. The children were part of two different families travelling together in the pickup. California highway patrol said that the car veered off the road and then overcorrected, slamming into the pickup on State Route 33 between Avenal and Coalinga.

All eight people in the Ford, including the seven children, were killed as it burst into flames. The 28-year-old driver of the Dodge also died.

Captain of the highway patrol, Kevin Clays, told the New York Times that the pickup only had six seatbelts.

“It’s tragic for the community,” he said. “It’s tragic for our officers that respond to these incidents.”

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Former teacher and health services manager with a Degree in English, Sarah moved to Spain from Southern Ireland with her husband, who runs his own car rental business, in 2019. She is now enjoying a completely different pace and quality of life on the Costa Blanca South, with wonderful Spanish and expat friends in Cabo Roig. Sarah began working with Euro Weekly News in 2020 and loves nothing more than bringing all the latest national and international news to her local community.

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