Vermont-slauson, Los Angeles,— Four individuals lost their lives on Thursday night in a fiery single-vehicle collision on the 110 Freeway in the Vermont-Slauson area of South Los Angeles.
The California Highway Patrol received a report of the collision around 11:40 p.m. The incident occurred on the southbound 110 Freeway at the Slauson on-ramp.
According to Officer Roberto Gomez from the CHP, an Infiniti 4-door sedan was traveling southbound on the 110 Freeway near Slauson Avenue. For reasons yet to be determined, the vehicle veered off the road and passed through the right shoulder embankment. It then collided with the sound barrier near the Slauson Avenue on-ramp, resulting in the car catching fire. All four occupants of the vehicle were found deceased.
Officer Gomez did not confirm whether street racing was involved, but he mentioned that speed played a role in the crash. The investigation is ongoing to determine the cause of the accident.
Los Angeles firefighters responded to the scene and successfully extinguished the flames within approximately 10 minutes. They then worked to extricate the deceased victims from the vehicle, awaiting the arrival of the coroner for further investigation.
During the incident, California Highway Patrol officers were present, securing the slow lane and the Slauson on-ramp.
Anyone who was traveling on the 110 Freeway around 11:40 p.m. and has information about the vehicle involved in the crash is urged to contact the CHP at (213) 744-2331.