Car crash involving semi-truck and SUV in California kills 13

Officials said a driver and 24 passengers, including multiple children, were on board the SUV.
1:31 | 03/03/21

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Transcript for Car crash involving semi-truck and SUV in California kills 13
including children colliding with a tractor trailer at a remote intersection. Tonight, the staggering loss. At least 13 dead and ABC's Kaylee Hartung from imperial county, California, tonight. Reporter: Tonight, the massive death toll after that horrific accident. That maroon Ford expedition, the driver's side completely wrapped around a semihauling two gravel trailers. Officials say the SUV drove directly into the path of the big rig, just after 6:00 A.M. Local time in southern California. We need as many ambulances as you can handle right now. Reporter: Officials say a driver and 24 passengers, including children, were crammed inside the SUV. Many without safety restraints. It seems unfathomable that many people would be in the car. Reporter: First responders finding 12 people dead at the scene several passengers ejected one person dying after being rushed to the hospital. The driver of the big rig, also injured, but able to speak with investigators. The intersection, in imperial county, California, just north of interstate 8, a mostly agricultural area about ten miles north of the u.s./mexico border of. Reporter: David, officials say the pop try yourty is identifying the victims. Many of them didn't have I.D. On them. David? Kaylee Hartung, thank you. We're going to turn next to the investigation after the deadly riots at the capitol. FBI director Christopher WRAY testifying on capitol hill

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