Woman killed, 3 children hospitalized in crash on 5 Freeway in Sylmar

SYLMAR, Calif. (KABC) -- A woman was killed and three children were injured, one critically, Saturday morning in a crash on the 5 Freeway in Sylmar, officials said.

The two-car collision happened on the southbound side of the 5 near the 210 Freeway interchange, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department.

The unidentified woman was pronounced dead at the scene, fire officials said. An 8-year-old, one of three children in the same vehicle as the woman, was transported to a hospital in critical condition. The two other children were hospitalized in fair condition.

The occupants of the second vehicle were uninjured, according to a spokesperson for the California Highway Patrol.

The cause of the crash was under investigation.
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