A child was killed and another suffered major injuries Wednesday in a collision between a sedan and truck on Interstate 215 in Riverside.
The crash was reported at 12:33 a.m. on southbound I-215 at Blaine Street, according to the California Highway Patrol.
CHP officials said a big rig and Kia impacted in the middle of the freeway, but no other details were immediately available.
The Kia was occupied by three people — two children and an adult — none of whom were identified.
According to Riverside Fire Department Battalion Chief Michael Staley, two engine crews and a truck company were sent to the location and pronounced one of the children dead at the scene.
The other minor was seriously injured and taken to Riverside University Medical Center in Moreno Valley, where the victim’s condition was unknown Wednesday morning.
The driver of the vehicle suffered moderate injuries and was taken to the same hospital for treatment, according to the CHP.
The trucker was not hurt.
CHP officers shut down all southbound lanes initially, but reopened the HOV and No. 1 lane within an hour. All lanes were open shortly after 4 a.m.
The cause of the crash was under investigation.