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One reported dead in Simi Valley traffic accident

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One person was reportedly dead at the scene of a traffic accident in Simi Valley late Saturday morning.

The incident was reported at 11:37 a.m. near Wood Ranch Parkway and High Meadow Street as a single vehicle crash into a tree. Firefighters at the scene said one person was dead on arrival. A second person who suffered major injuries was transported by ambulance to Las Robles Regional Medical Center in Thousand Oaks, according to Ventura County Fire Department officials.

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The vehicle reportedly caught fire. The blaze was quickly extinguished, fire officials said.

Simi Valley Police Department officers and Ventura County firefighters were at the scene.

Police officials asked motorists to avoid Wood Ranch Parkway south of Country Club Drive as they investigate.

This article will be updated as warranted.

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