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3 killed on 101 Freeway as wrong-way driver going 100 mph slams head-on into another car

3 killed on 101 Freeway as wrong-way driver going 100 mph slams head-on into another car

Three people were killed early Thursday when a wrong-way driver going 100 mph slammed into a vehicle on the southbound 101 Freeway in Ventura, authorities said.

The crash occurred just after midnight when a California Highway Patrol officer spotted the wrong-way driver on the freeway, the CHP said in a statement. The black Toyota Scion was traveling northbound from Oxnard Boulevard in the southbound lanes.

The officer, who had just exited the freeway, immediately entered the northbound 101 lanes and tried to keep up with the driver, who was still traveling the wrong way on southbound lanes.

“The officer began attempting to get additional units into position to safely...

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