Three teenagers killed after car flips over near California highway

Officials say car struck curb, hit fence and rolled down embankment

Graeme Massie
Los Angeles
Monday 17 January 2022 23:09

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Three California teenagers were killed when the car they were traveling in struck a curb before hitting a fence and rolling down an embankment, police say.

Investigators say that preliminary reports that the car had flown off an elevated section of the 210 Freeway near Los Angeles and plunged to the street below were inaccurate.

Now police believe that the vehicle in fact had come to rest upside-down underneath the highway overpass.

A 17-year-old boy was driving the silver 2005 Honda, with two other boys, ages 16 and 17, as passengers, California Highway Patrol officials said on Monday.

Two of the teenagers, the driver and 16-year-old passenger were pronounced dead at the scene and the 17-year-old passenger died at Huntington Hospital, according to CHP.

Officials say that it is unclear what caused the car to leave the freeway and the investigation into the accident is ongoing.

Meanwhile, one person was killed in a fiery multi-vehicle crash involving a semi-truck on the 105 Freeway south of Los Angeles in the early hours of Monday morning.

Witnesses reported a Toyota Prius in the HOV lane was fully engulfed in flames with the driver still inside, according to NBC4.

One person was confirmed dead at the scene, said CHP Officer Patrick Kimball.

The cause of the crash is under investigation and officers said in a statement that it “is unknown if alcohol or drugs were a contributing factor.”

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