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Woman, 5-year-old child killed in head-on crash in Van Nuys

A two-car collision killed a 60-year-old woman and 3-year-old toddler and gravely injured four others in Lake Balboa
An investigation is underway after a two-car collision killed a 60-year-old woman and 3-year-old toddler and gravely injured four others in Lake Balboa on Thursday.
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A 60-year-old woman and a 5-year-old boy were killed and four other people were seriously injured in a head-on crash in Van Nuys on Thursday night, authorities said.

A car was traveling on North Woodley Avenue when it crossed the center divider and collided with a second vehicle, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.

The crash was reported at 10:03 p.m. in the 6400 block of North Woodley Avenue, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department.

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The woman and child were in the backseat of the second vehicle, said LAPD Officer Melissa Podany. The woman died at the scene and the child was transported to a local hospital where he died from his injuries.

Two men, 22 and 30, and two women, 21 and 28, were hospitalized with serious injuries, authorities said.

The circumstances surrounding the crash were unclear Thursday night, and the Los Angeles Police Department could not be immediately reached for comment. On Friday morning, the LAPD said that no arrests had been made and that the incident remains under investigation.

Woodley Avenue was closed for hours as police officers investigated.

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