Tragic Accident on 5 Freeway in Downey Claims Four Lives

Authorities reported that four individuals lost their lives early Saturday morning in a tragic incident when a vehicle crashed into a wall on the side of the 5 Freeway in Downey.

According to the California Highway Patrol, the accident involved a single car on the southbound section of the freeway, situated just west of the 605 Freeway.

All four occupants of a Dodge Charger were pronounced deceased at the scene.

The vehicle flipped over and caught fire, causing the flames to spread to the adjacent brush. Firefighters swiftly arrived and successfully extinguished the fire.

The identities of the driver and passengers who perished have not yet been released.

The CHP is currently investigating the cause of the crash. Meanwhile, Caltrans closed two southbound lanes to facilitate the removal of the wreckage from the freeway.

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