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2 children among 4 dead in Calif. highway crash

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Two children were among four people killed when a car collided with a minivan on a rural Northern California highway, authorities said.

Five other people were hurt when a Toyota Prius crossed the center line on Highway 50 near Placerville on Saturday night and struck a Toyota Sienna minivan ‘‘broadside,’’ according to California Highway Patrol spokesman Officer John Frizzell.

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