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Three people, including a 1-year-old girl, were killed Tuesday after their vehicle spun out and crashed during a period of heavy rain in Camino (El Dorado County), authorities said.
The collision occurred about 6:30 p.m. on Highway 50 near Camino Drive, according to the California Highway Patrol.
A 51-year-old Fremont man driving 60 mph westbound on Highway 50 lost control of a 2005 Volvo S60.
Due to the heavy rain and the speed, the driver spun out and drove into the eastbound lanes of traffic, the CHP said. The Volvo collided with a 2017 Subaru Impreza, which was driving 65 mph.
The impact caused the driver of the Volvo and a 1-year-old girl sitting in the backseat to be ejected from their seats. Both were pronounced dead at the scene. A female passenger in the right front seat of the vehicle was also pronounced dead.
The victims of the crash were not identified pending notification of next of kin.
The driver of the Subaru, a 37-year-old man from Pollock Pines, was airlifted to a hospital with major injuries. He was not identified.
Alcohol and drugs were not a factor in the collision, CHP said.
All the people involved were wearing seat belts when the crash happened.
“This collision resulted in the tragic loss of three lives, including that of a small child. This will affect many people for a lifetime,” CHP said in a statement. “Please slow down, be careful and get where you are going safely.”
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