- Associated Press - Sunday, September 17, 2017

BUENA PARK, Calif. (AP) - Authorities say nine people were injured in two separate crashes within minutes of each other on the same stretch of a Southern California freeway.

The California Highway Patrol says the first collision involving two cars was reported at 3:12 a.m. Sunday on eastbound State Route 91 near Buena Park. At 3:19 a.m. the second crash was reported.

Investigators are trying to determine what caused the collisions, and whether they were related.

The Orange County Register reports (https://bit.ly/2wzwtRZ) nine people, including two children, were hospitalized. Some of the victims suffered critical injuries.

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