A 7-year-old boy and his mother died after the vehicle they were traveling in was involved in a crash in Shafter last week, according to a coroner's release.

Daniel Mancera, 7, died at Valley Children's Healthcare in Madera two days after the Dec. 10 crash on Santa Fe Way, south of Beecher Avenue, the release said.

His mother, Gabriela Gutierrez Orozco, died at the scene.

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