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Details Emerge About Tanker Truck Crash On South Coast That Killed Boy And Caused Gas Spill

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We’re learning more about a collision on the South Coast that killed a young boy, injured three others and caused a gasoline spill.

The California Highway Patrol says it happened just before 8 am Friday at Highway 118 at Balcom Canyon Road in Moorpark. Authorities say Veronica Viveros of Somis, who was driving with her two children, was making a left turn from southbound Balcom onto the eastbound 118 when she collided with a double tanker truck carrying 8,000 gallons of gas.

The women’s nine-year-old son died and her seven-year-old daughter, who was not wearing a seatbelt, was ejected and suffered life-threatening injuries. Viveros and the truck driver, Moises Macias, were also injured.

The collision caused the tank on the truck to leak more than a thousand gallons of gas on the roadway and led to the closure of the 118 to allow the hazmat team to clean up and do repairs.