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Boy, 10, killed in two-car collision on freeway transition road

A two-car collision Saturday night on a freeway transition road left a 10-year-old boy dead, California Highway Patrol officials said.

The crash occurred around 10:50 p.m. on the transition road from the southbound 405 Freeway to the eastbound 105.

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Larry Roe, 29, of Long Beach, had pulled his 2003 Nissan Altima onto the right shoulder, with three passengers inside. Daniel Tapia, 28, of Los Angeles, was driving a Nissan Pathfinder in the same direction at a stated speed of 55 to 60 mph, according to CHP officials.

Tapia made an "unsafe turning movement," authorities said in a written statement, causing the Pathfinder to hit the rear of the Altima.

Roe and his passengers were taken to Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. He, 29-year-old Long Beach resident Mary White and a 7-year-old girl had minor injuries. The third passenger, the boy, was fatally injured and pronounced dead at the hospital.

Alcohol and drugs were not thought to have played a role in the crash, authorities said.

Anyone with information about the accident is asked to call the West Los Angeles CHP office at (310) 642-0772.

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