1 killed, 6 injured in Northern Calif. van crash

AUBURN, Calif. (AP) — Authorities said a Northern California woman was killed and six others were injured when the van they were in struck another car, went down an embankment and caught fire.

California Highway Patrol Officer Chris Nave said people were returning from a trip to Reno on Interstate 80 Sunday when the brakes in Chevy Astro apparently gave out.

The driver turned off the highway toward a dead end street near Gold Run in Placer County, but the van struck another car at the end of the road and rolled downhill.

The Sacramento Bee reports (http://bit.ly/1gfb2c4 ) 90-year-old Frances Sevilla was killed in the crash. Two were airlifted to the hospital, and the others in the van suffered moderate injuries.