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4 dead, 6 injured in head-on crash that shut California highway

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Posted at 7:00 AM, Jul 28, 2022
and last updated 2022-07-28 10:01:00-04

RIO VISTA, Calif. (AP)  — Four people were killed and six injured in a head-on crash that closed a California highway, authorities said.

A large SUV and a mid-sized sedan collided around 8 p.m. Wednesday on Hwy. 12 in Rio Vista, roughly halfway between San Francisco and Sacramento, according to the Solano County Sheriff’s Office.

Ages and identities of the victims were not released. Six people were hospitalized in unknown condition.

Rio Vista police said the SUV’s occupants included a family of seven on vacation from Mexico. Three people were inside the sedan.

The cause of the collision was under investigation. Police said alcohol beverage containers were found at the crash scene.

Hwy. 12 was closed for several hours during the investigation until almost 1 a.m. Thursday, Caltrans said.