Authorities say at least three people were killed in a car collision that erupted in fire in South Los Angeles, Tuesday evening.
A few moments before 10:30 p.m., someone alerted authorities regarding a vehicle on the 800 block of West Manchester Boulevard. A witness at the scene said two vehicles had crashed and one of them caught on fire shortly after.
Los Angeles Fire Department stated that three of the victims in one car died at the scene after being the only car that crashed against a light pole. Those victims were trapped in the vehicle and were “beyond help,” per Katherine Main of the Los Angeles Fire Department.
Sgt. Vargas with the Los Angeles Police Department’s South LA Traffic Division told reporters that the condition of a fourth man was unknown. But that victim was rushed to the hospital and treated for personal injuries. He was ejected from the vehicle at the time of the accident.
Originally Sgt. Vargas had announced that only two people died at the fiery scene.
Video footage of the scene was published online. It displayed flames that rose above the wrecked vehicle, lighting up the surroundings while a firefighter worked to stop the blaze from spreading. There were a set of skid marks that managed to get on a sidewalk, an a toppled light pole.
Further information about the victims involved in the collision has not been made available to the public.
Los Angeles Police Department is investigating the cause of the crash.
Officials told news reporters that an initial investigation showed that the car was traveling at a high rate of speed. Witnesses reported there may have been another vehicle involved that fled the scene right after the collision.
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