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Van Crosses Divider, Killing Family of 4

December 20, 1990| Associated Press

CHOWCHILLA — Four members of a Rancho Cordova family died when their car, filled with Christmas presents, careened across rain-slick California 99 Wednesday morning and was struck broadside by a van.

The man driving the southbound car lost control near Chowchilla and veered across a dirt median into a northbound van, the California Highway Patrol said.

The impact pushed the van almost all the way through the car.

Killed were a 48-year-old man, his 28-year-old daughter and her two children, ages 4 and 6. Their names were withheld pending notification of relatives.

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