Violent Southern California collision kills child, 2 adults

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A child and two adults were fatally injured when a sedan driven by an allegedly drunken driver crashed into a passenger van and other vehicles in a Southern California intersection, police said.

The crash occurred around 8:45 p.m. Wednesday in the Orange County city of Placentia, police said in a statement early Thursday.

Arriving officers found that several victims had been ejected from the van.

Firefighters pronounced a man and woman dead at the scene.

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Three people with serious injuries were transported to UCI Medical Center and two children were taken to Children’s Hospital of Orange County, where one of them, a 10-year-old girl, was later pronounced dead.

Police did not release the identities of the victims.

The driver of the sedan, identified only as a 24-year-old man from Santa Ana, was arrested for investigation of felony DUI, police said.