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Second plane crashes in North America in less than one week

Published:Sunday | April 3, 2016 | 4:00 AM
The wreckage of the airplane that crashed in Quebec last Tuesday.

FALLBROOK, California (AP):

A small plane crashed on a Southern California freeway yesterday and struck a car, killing one person and injuring five others, authorities said.

Witnesses told dispatchers that the plane landed on a vehicle on Interstate 15, about 50 miles north of San Diego. Photos on Twitter showed the nose of the white and blue plane crumpled into the rear of a small black sedan on the shoulder of the freeway.

One person in the car was killed and three others from the vehicle were taken to a hospital. Two occupants in the plane also were transported for treatment.

The crash, which blocked two lanes and caused backups on the freeway that runs to Las Vegas, came days after a plane crashed off an island in eastern Quebec killing several people.

Among those killed was former federal cabinet minister and political commentator Jean Lapierre.