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At least 5 dead, including baby, in violent clashes near Los Angeles

At least five killed after speeding vehicle rams into vehicle at busy intersection on Thursday A fire accident occurred. , including the baby, just outside Los Angeles, officials said.

Up to six Mercedes-Benz sedans were parked near a gas station in the unincorporated Windsor Hills, about 10 miles southwest of downtown LA, shortly after 1:30 p.m., according to the California Highway Patrol. caused a collision involving two cars.

Several people were thrown from their cars and two cars were set on fire. Television reports showed blackened and wrecked cars, as well as child safety seats among the debris covering the streets.

The video shows the Mercedes driving through an intersection, crashing into at least two of his cars, bursting into flames and exploding, being blown onto the pavement and being petrol-stricken. It showed how it hit the stand. corner sign. Furious and led to one car. One vehicle was torn in half.

The vehicle was traveling at least 50 mph as it passed through the busy intersection, said CHP officer Franco Pepi.

Multiple people were killed in a fiery crash near a Windsor Hills gas station at the intersection of West Slauson and South La Brea avenues
On August 4, 2022, violent clashes erupted near Los Angeles, killing several people nearby.  (Jason Armond/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)

CHP initially planned three adults, including one of him who was pregnant, and a baby. It said one person died. he was killed However, Mr Pepi said at an evening press conference that another body was later found inside one of the burned cars.

A pregnant woman was ruled by the Los Angeles County Coroner The 23-year-old Los Angeles resident has been identified as Asherey Ryan. The coroner also confirmed that one of her who died in the crash was Ryan's unborn child. Other victims have not yet been identified.

Pepi said eight of her, including his 40-year-old woman who was driving the Mercedes, were taken to hospital. She was badly injured.

Other victims with minor injuries included a 33-year-old woman and her six children, aged 13 months to her 15, Pepi said.

Veronica Esquivel , a witness to the crash, told CBS Los Angeles that she tried to help the baby but was unable.  45}

"I was about to inject gas, and suddenly I heard all the noise from all the collisions, then there was a fire explosion, and I saw metal and objects flying through the air. So I just hid behind the pump," she told the station. said.

"Suddenly, a baby literally flew from the middle of the intersection to the middle of the gas station and landed on the floor in front of me," Esquivar said. “One of the workers came and saw me with the baby and took the baby out of my hands…somebody tried to resuscitate the baby, but it was gone.” 51}

Debra Jackson told CBS Los Angeles that she was getting out of her car to pump gas when she heard a loud explosion.

"Fire hit everyone," said Jackson. "The flames spread all over my car and I was told to jump out of the car...because I was getting out of the car and I was going to the gas station. The car is sitting right there.”

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