Woman, Child Killed in Crash in El Dorado County

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A woman and a child were killed in a crash Sunday afternoon near the El Dorado County community of Cool.

According to the California Highway Patrol, a Volvo sedan heading westbound on Highway 193 near Cramer Road when it crossed into oncoming traffic for unknown reasons.

A Dodge pickup truck collided with the car, investigators said.

A woman and child in the car were killed, and the driver of the pickup truck was said to have moderate injuries.

That section of Highway 193 was shut down for a while Sunday while the CHP investigated the crash.