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12-year-old killed in rollover crash near Buellton

A child was killed and several other people were injured late Sunday in a rollover crash on Highway 101 near Buellton.

A van carrying eight people overturned about 11 p.m. and came to rest in the center divider, according to California Highway Patrol dispatch.

A 12-year-old child who was ejected from the vehicle was declared dead at the scene, according to Mike Eliason, spokesman for the Santa Barbara County Fire Department.

He said seven others suffered minor injuries.

Rain reportedly was falling in the area at the time of the wreck.

Several other crashes were reported in the area at about the same time, but none resulted in injuries, Eliason said.

Additional details were not immediately available.

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