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Woman killed, small children seriously injured in Yolo crash

An Esparto woman died and two toddlers suffered major injuries Wednesday afternoon in a head-on crash west of Woodland.

The driver of a van, Olga Morales, 30, was westbound on Highway 16 just west of County Road 97 about 4:50 p.m. when her vehicle drifted into the eastbound lane and went out of control.

The van collided with a pickup truck heading eastbound on Highway 16. Morales was taken to a hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

Two 2-year-old children in the van were seriously injured and were taken by medical helicopters to UC Davis Medical Center, according to the California Highway Patrol. The driver of the pickup suffered minor injuries.

Bill Lindelof: 916-321-1079, @Lindelofnews