Hospital: Semitruck crashes with SUV carrying 25, killing 13

El CENTRO, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a semitruck has crashed into an SUV carrying 25 people on a Southern California highway, killing 13 people. The head of the California Highway Patrol says 12 people died at the scene Tuesday and another died after arriving at the hospital.

Hospital officials earlier reported there were 15 killed and more people in the SUV. Multiple people from the SUV were flown or sent to hospitals for injuries that included fractures and head trauma. A California Highway Patrol officer says the SUV had stopped at an intersection and then drove “directly in the path of the big rig.”

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