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Boy Killed In Car vs. Big Rig Crash Near Gilroy

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GILROY (CBS SF) – A 7-year-old Los Banos boy was killed in a crash involving a car and a big-rig near Gilroy on Monday evening, according to the California Highway Patrol.

The crash was reported around 6:50 p.m. on state Highway 152 just west of Dinosaur Point Road.

A 1992 Toyota Tercel containing two men and the Los Banos boy had been traveling east when it veered into another lane and struck the back of a slow-moving big-rig, according to the CHP.

The 7-year-old boy was in the back seat of the Toyota and died at the scene, the CHP said.

CHP officials said the boy was not properly restrained.

The driver of the Toyota, 29-year-old Victor Perez, suffered a

broken clavicle and cuts to his head, according to the CHP. He was flown to Santa Clara Valley Medical Center in San Jose.

Passenger Jose Perez, 38, complained of chest and hip pain and was taken to Regional Medical Center of San Jose.

The driver of the big-rig, 38-year-old Thomas Mandujano, of King City, was not injured.

(Copyright 2012 by CBS San Francisco and Bay City News Service. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

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