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1 killed after car slams into tree in Perris

ABC7 Eyewitness News HD covering Los Angeles and Southern California.

January 1, 2011 12:00:00 AM PST
One person was killed and another was injured when a car slammed into a tree and overturned in Perris on New Year's Eve, said police.The crash was reported at 9:30 p.m. on Harvill Avenue near Cajalco Road. Arriving officers found two people trapped in a car described as a Jeep. Authorities had to cut the passengers free from the car.

One of the crash victims died at the scene. The other passenger was taken to Riverside County Regional Medical Center.

That person's condition was not immediately known.

City News Service contributed to this report.