Five dead, 8 injured in multi-vehicle crash near Los Angeles

In the crash that happened Thursday afternoon near Los Angeles, a pregnant woman and a child were both killed.

LOS ANGELES — Authorities say that at least five people died and eight were hurt Thursday in a crash involving several cars in the metro area.
The California Highway Patrol said that one of the three adults who died was a pregnant woman whose baby did not make it.
A 3-year-old child was also killed, a law enforcement source with knowledge of the case said.
At a news conference on Thursday night, the California Highway Patrol said that they had found the body of another person in the wreckage.
Highway Patrol spokesman Franco Pepi said that two adults and six children were taken to hospitals in the area after the crash.
At 1:40 p.m., a crash was reported at a crossroads in Windsor Hills, which is about 10 miles southwest of downtown Los Angeles.

It was not clear right away how bad the injuries were or whether the people who died were in cars or on foot.
Pepi said that at least six cars were involved, and when the Highway Patrol arrived, three of them were on fire. It wasn’t clear how many of the cars were involved in the first crash.

The agency is looking into what caused the crash, and speed is one of the things they have found.
Pepi said that a sedan was going fast south on La Brea Avenue before it hit another car at an intersection.
California Highway Patrol says that the sedan may have gone through a red light.
NBC Los Angeles’ video of the wreckage showed at least two broken and burned cars on a curb.

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