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9 children injured, 1 adult dead in deadly south Natomas crash

SACRAMENTO — One person is dead and 10 others, including nine children, suffered serious or critical injuries in a major crash in south Natomas on Wednesday night, authorities said.

The Sacramento Police Department said the crash happened shortly after 8:15 p.m. along San Juan Road between Binghampton and Bridgeford drives.

Investigators believe eleven individuals were inside one vehicle. It is unclear at this time exactly who was driving.

All children are between the ages of 3 and 8.

Rahsheed Johnson

A vehicle at the scene appeared to have gone up on a curb and struck a tree. Witnesses at the scene told CBS13 they saw that vehicle lose control and crash before the vehicle began smoking.

Witnesses said there were two adults and several injured children in that car, and multiple people ran to help everyone inside the vehicle get out.

Sacramento police said that stretch of San Juan is expected to be closed through the early morning hours Thursday.

The cause of the crash is under investigation.

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