Boy killed when big rig, SUV collide

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RAINBOW, Calif. — A boy was killed and a girl and their mother were injured when an SUV collided with a sand-hauling big rig Tuesday in the far northern reaches of San Diego County.

The crash occurred about 4:45 p.m. on Old Highway 395 at Rainbow Glen Road in Rainbow, North County Fire Protection District Capt. Richard Berry said.

The 13-year-old boy died at the scene of the accident, Berry said. Medics airlifted another child to Rady Children’s Hospital in San Diego with moderate to serious injuries and took the driver of the Honda Pilot to Palomar Hospital to be treated for major injuries, according to California Highway Patrol. The trucker was also taken to a hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening trauma.

The wreck set fire to a roughly 30-by 40-foot patch of roadside vegetation, Berry said. Firefighters were able to quickly extinguish the flames.

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