BURBANK (CBSLA.com) — Five people were killed and at least one person was injured in a fiery wreck in Burbank, authorities said Saturday.
Burbank police Sgt. Darin Ryburn says the accident on San Fernando Boulevard near the Scott Road off-ramp of the Golden State (5) Freeway was reported to authorities about 4:13 a.m., Vytas Safronikas reported.
Upon arriving on scene at 4:19 a.m., Ryburn says authorities discovered a vehicle fully engulfed in flames.
“The fire department did extinguish the fire. There was a small grass fire above it which was put out. Initially, the freeway was closed due to that,” the sergeant said.
One survivor, identified as an 18-year-old woman, escaped from the burning car.
She was rushed to Los Angeles County Medical Center where she was being treated for unspecified injuries.
The identities of the victims has not been released.
“There are multiple fatalities in the vehicle. This is a tough one,” he said. “It’s a horrific scene. It’s a tragedy.”
Ryburn said that their initial investigation has revealed that only one vehicle was involved in the accident. Authorities believe speed played a factor.
Anyone that may have been in the area around the time of the accident was asked to contact the Burbank Police Department at (818) 238-3000.