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Child dies in Lancaster crash


A 13-year-old boy was killed in a single-vehicle crash in the Lancaster area.

The crash was reported about 11:55 a.m. July 28 in the area of state Route 138 and 300th Street West, according to the California Highway Patrol.

Details leading up to the crash were immediately unclear, but the CHP reported that the vehicle–a gray Ford F-250 occupied by a driver and two children–crashed in the area and rolled over several times before landing on its roof, ejecting both of the juvenile passengers.

One of the children lost consciousness before CHP units arrived and a bystander began performing CPR on the child. Los Angeles County Fire Department units were called to the scene, and pronounced the child dead.

The driver and the other child were also injured in the collision, but the extent of their injuries was not immediately known at press time.

The cause of the crash was under investigation, prompting authorities to close the eastbound lanes of SR-138 for an unknown duration.

The CHP reported no arrests were made in the immediate aftermath of the crash.