BUENA PARK (CBS) – Three women died and two others were critically injured when a vehicle overturned and burst into flames Monday night off the Santa Ana (5) Freeway in Buena Park.

The women were exiting the freeway on Beach Boulevard about 10:20 p.m. when the vehicle overturned on the off-ramp, Orange County Fire Authority Capt. Marc Stone said.

The coroner has identified the victims as Sara Flores, 40, Angela Prado, 49, and Elda Nava-Mayo, 24. All three women were from Downey and were pronounced dead at the scene, Stone said.

Two other women, the driver and a 16-year-old girl, were taken to UCI Medical Center in critical condition.

All five women had attended a sermon of the Hispanic Ministry at the Crystal Cathedral prior to the accident.

The California Highway Patrol does not believe drugs or alcohol were involved in the accident.

Comments (4)
  1. Sandi Singer says:

    Have the victims been identified?

  2. Yogi says:

    The car burst into flames so therefore they were smoking.

  3. G Lopez says:

    Why can’t people keep stupid comments to themselves? I know the family involved in this accident and I hope the relatives who were left behind never read these ignorant comments. Husbands and children were left behind! And KCAL 9……you should have monitors who delete these messages!!!

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