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9-Year-Old Girl Burned to Death in Fiery Crash on 101, Mother Barely Escapes

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A 9-year-old girl burned to death and her mother barely escaped the wreckage after their car hit a big rig on the 101 near Calabasas, overturned and burst into flames.

It happened in the eastbound lanes of the 101 near Las Virgenes Road around 8:30 a.m. this morning, but some lanes were partially closed off until nearly 2 p.m. this afternoon, according to the Los Angeles Times..

It is reported that the mother rear-ended a big rig and lost control of the car. She was flown to UCLA Medical Center, with burns covering more than 80 percent of her body.