LOS ANGELES - Two teens and one adult were killed after a car crashed into a barrier on the southbound 110 Freeway at the 105 Freeway in the Vermont Vista area of Los Angeles early Monday morning. Two others remain hospitalized in critical condition following the deadly collision, officials said.
It was reported at 12:14 a.m., according to California Highway Patrol Officer Patrick Kimball.
The deceased victims were a 17-year-old boy who was driving, a 19-year-old woman who was a passenger and a 17-year-old girl who was a passenger, according to CHP Officer K. Martinez.
The injured were described by Martinez as a 19-year-old man and a 17- year-old girl. All of the victims were from Los Angeles. None of the victims' names have been released.
The preliminary investigation indicated the driver allowed the 2009 Nissan to drift to the right and crash into the attenuator barrels within the gore point, Martinez said, describing the freeway barriers designed to keep vehicles from crossing over to the wrong side of the road.
The two female victims were ejected from the car, the officer said.
The 17-year-old girl was pronounced dead at Harbor UCLA Medical Center where the other injured passengers were taken. Three of the teens were not wearing seat belts.
Witnesses told the CHP a gray Nissan Altima was traveling at about 70 mph before it hit the attenuators. Heavy fog was also reported in the area.
A SigAlert was issued at 12:33 a.m. for the southbound Harbor Freeway and both eastbound and westbound Glenn Anderson Freeway in the crash area. Caltrans was contacted to repair the attenuators. The roadways were reopened at 4:13 a.m.