ARBUCKLE (CBS13) – A minivan carrying seven people has overturned on Interstate 5 in Colusa County killing a 12-year-old child and injuring several others.

The accident happened just before 4:30 a.m. as the family in the van was returning from Los Angeles to their home in Washington.

CHP says the minivan was travelling northbound on I-5 when the driver lost control, possibly due to a blown tire.  The van crossed into the median rolling over into the southbound lanes.

A 12-year-old girl was killed after possibly being ejected from the van.  Two other children were flown by helicopter to UC Davis Medical Center.  Another child was taken by ground ambulance to UC Davis as well.  A fifth child was walking around after the accident with minor injuries.  The parents were taken by ambulance to Colusa Regional Hospital.

Crews have moved the van and the family’s possessions which were strewn about the roadway into the median.  All traffic lanes are open.

Comments (4)
  1. TMR says:

    that is an absolutely horrid thing to say! A child has just lost her life and several others are in critical condition. This could have been ANY family with their children and children’s friends returning from Disneyland. Why not open your racist eyes and heart and have a bit of compassion.

  2. TMR says:

    Thankfully, the comment I was referring to was pulled!

  3. Mike says:

    My heart goes out to the families involved in this tregedy. Sending prayers to everyone involed in the accident and hope everyone has a speedy recovery

  4. breeza says:

    How sad my prayers are with this family….

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