At least five people — including a pregnant woman and a baby — were killed and nine more were injured in a horrific, fiery crash involving multiple vehicles near a Los Angeles gas station Thursday.
The crash involved at least six cars and happened at around 1:40 p.m. at the intersection of La Brea and Slauson Avenues in Los Angeles’ Windsor Hills area, the Los Angeles Fire Department said.
Three of the cars caught fire, sending a plume of heavy smoke into the sky, video from the scene shows.
The majority of the nine people injured are children, according to NBC Los Angeles.
One of the cars involved in the tragic collision, a Mercedes-Benz sedan, was speeding southbound on La Brea Avenue and drove through a red light, the California Highway Patrol said.
The Mercedes crashed into multiple vehicles, setting off the deadly chain of events.