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Tanker Truck Rollover Shuts Down Part Of 118 Freeway

CHP Moorpark

A section of highway 118 in Ventura County closed following a collision between a tanker truck and another vehicle on Friday morning.

The accident occurred at 7:51 on Highway 118 near Balcolm Canyon Road, east of Somis.

The tanker truck was carrying fuel.

A hazardous materials team was been dispatched to the scene after the trunk overturned and leaked fuel.

A nine year old boy died at the scene; a female driver and a seven year old girl sustained major injuries.

Highway 118 between Grimes Canyon Road and Sand Canyon remains closed.