LOS ANGELES - A 16-year-old boy taking part in an Armenian Genocide caravan is dead after their vehicle flipped over on the I-10 freeway Friday afternoon.
The California Highway Patrol says the accident happened around 3:20 p.m. on the eastbound lanes of Interstate 10 just west of Crenshaw Blvd.
The vehicle, a 2019 Dodge Challenger lost control for an unknown reason and collided into the center divider, causing it to overturn.
A passenger was ejected from the vehicle. All four passengers were taken to Cedars Sinai were one person was declared dead.
All persons in the vehicle were 16-year-old boys.
Witnesses say as many as 15 vehicles stopped and helped during the accident.
"It was Supposed to be a special day. You could tell the boys where all very united because they all pulled over, trying their best to help,” says Bianca Gallegos who witnessed the deadly crash.
“I saw young kids getting off their cars. Some were holding their heads, others were running from the far right side of the freeway to the far left lane to where the car was,” she added.
The vehicles were taking part in commemoration events marking the 105th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide.