Carson, CA Two Car Crash Kills Five, Mar 1996
CRASH KILLS 5, CRITICALLY INJURES 1 ON ARTESIA FREEWAY IN CARSON.
A fiery two-car crash Saturday on the Artesia Freeway in Carson killed five people, including two children, and left a 25-year-old man in critical condition.
The accident occurred about 6:50 p.m. on the eastbound side of the freeway, California Highway Patrol spokesman Mark Whichard said.
A Ford Mustang carrying six people was stalled in the No. 1 lane and was rear-ended by a Jeep Cherokee traveling about 55 mph, Whichard said.
Both vehicles exploded on impact, and five people in the Mustang died immediately. A man was thrown from the car and transported to Harbor-UCLA Medical Center near Torrance with third-degree burns.
"Three adults and two children were trapped in the Mustang and died in the fire," Whichard said.
The driver of the Jeep suffered minor injuries.
The Los Angeles Times California 1996-03-17