SANTA MONICA, CA (August 16, 2021) – Late in the afternoon on Saturday in Santa Monica, nine vehicles collided on the 10 Freeway, killing one person, and injuring others. The August 14 crash occurred on the eastbound side of the freeway, close to where the overpass for Lincoln Boulevard is located.

The time was roughly 5:46 p.m., the California Highway Patrol said.

Reports say nine vehicles collided, and one vehicle had rolled over in the crash. None of the vehicles have been described.

The manner in which the crash occurred, and the sequence in which each vehicle crashed, has also not been described.

Responders found one person died at the crash site. The person’s identity has not been reported.

One person suffered serious injuries; the person’s condition was described as critical. The identity of the patient has not been reported.

Two people suffered injuries that were described as minor. Their identities have also not been reported.

None of the drivers involved in the crash have been identified.

Investigators are working to understand why the crash happened, and they are continuing to collect information and details.

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