Five People Dead, Nine Injured in Fiery Multi-Vehicle Crash in Los Angeles

An infant, a pregnant woman, and her unborn child are among the five victims who died in a blazing multi-vehicle crash near a gas station in the Windsor Hills neighborhood in Los Angeles on Thursday.

The Los Angeles County Fire Department first alerted the public to “a multiple casualty incident with reports of [multiple] injuries,” on Thursday afternoon, tweeting that it was called around 1:41 p.m. local time.

Later sharing a video of the scene filled with firefighters, fire trucks, and police units, the department confirmed that five people died, and nine were hurt. Eight of those who were injured were taken to local hospitals. The crash is still being investigated.

The California Highway Patrol said, according to CBSLA, that a fetus, an infant, and three adults were among the deceased. Of the eight injured, six were minors, per the Los Angeles Times.

Officer Franco Pepi, a CHP spokesperson, told the outlet that the pregnant woman’s unborn child is counted as the fifth fatality “due to rare circumstances.”

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SOURCE: PEOPLE, Charmaine Patterson

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