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Two Children Killed After Car Plunges 50 Feet In Ravine In San Gabriel Valley

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Two young children were killed when an car went over the side of the road and fifty feet into a canyon on the evening of the Fourth of July.

The SUV carrying five people was going south on San Gabriel Canyon Road near Mountain Laurel Way in Azusa when it went over the side of the road around 7:30 p.m. on Saturday. The car plunged about 50 feet off the side of the mountain and landed on its roof. A 32-year-old man, a 32-year-old woman and a 13-year-old girl were taken to the hospital, but a 7-year old girl and 12-year old boy were dead on arrival, first responders told CBS 2.

Video from the scene shows that the car had to have driven through a large dirt shoulder and gone through a fence before going into the ravine. There was "plenty of distance between the roadway and where the car went down," Azusa Police Lt. Paul Dennis told the L.A. Times.

Investigators say nobody in the car was wearing a seat belt, and have no yet ruled out whether drugs or alcohol were a factor in the crash.