Two Children Killed After SUV Plunges 40 Feet In Azusa

AZUSA (CNS/FOX 11) - A 7-year-old boy and a 12-year-old girl were killed, and another person suffered critical injuries when a sport utility vehicle they were in went off the side of a road in the San Gabriel Canyon and fell about 50 feet, authorities said Sunday.

The crash was reported at 7:34 p.m. Saturday at San Gabriel Canyon Road and Mountain Laurel Way in Azusa, Los Angeles County Fire Department Capt. Brian Jordan said.

The SUV drove off the roadway approximately a half a mile north of the U.S. Forestry Information Booth, according to Azusa police Lt. Paul Dennis.

"When officers arrived on scene they located a vehicle down the steep ravine," Dennis said. "The vehicle had come to rest on its roof."

The girl was identified as Andrea Caliz Martinez and the boy was identified as Christopher Caliz Martinez, according to the Los Angeles County
Coroner's Office.

Both lived at the same Los Angeles address, but it could not be confirmed if they were siblings, according to the coroner's office.

A 32-year-old man, a 32-year-old woman and a 13-year-old girl were found outside the vehicle suffering from undetermined injuries, he said.

Paramedics rushed at least of the victims to an area hospital with critical injuries, Jordan said.

The 12-year-old girl and 7-year-old boy were found dead outside the SUV, Dennis said.

Their names will be released pending notification of kin, said Coroner's Investigator Betsy Magdaleno.

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