HIGHLAND PARK (CBS) — An infant was killed and four others were injured Friday in a crash on the southbound Pasadena (110) Freeway in Highland Park.

The three-vehicle crash was reported at 5:27 p.m. at York Boulevard, said Matt Spence of the Los Angeles Fire Department. One of the cars reportedly caught fire.

One person was pronounced dead at the scene, Spence said. KPCC-FM (89.3) reported that the deceased was an infant.

Four others sustained non-life threatening injuries and were taken to hospitals in fair condition, Spence said.

Three southbound lanes were closed during the investigation, according to the California Highway Patrol.

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Comments (9)
  1. John Holmes says:

    If they would have had the baby in a child’s infant seat then the baby would have probably survived just like the adults. People need to use common sense when it comes to transporting an infant.

    1. KM says:

      Were you there? Did you see what happened? No you didn’t, so stop talking out of your @ss. This 2 year old girl was in a car seat that she was trapped in while the car was in flames.
      Don’t you just love people who are so quick to judge the parent

    2. JN says:

      If you would have shut your mouth and waited for more information, you would learn that the baby was trapped in the back seat and burned to death. She was still very much alive (witnesses heard her screams). You need some common sense yourself.

    3. lb says:

      That baby was going to turn two today. She was in the proper carseat. Her parents were completely in love with their daughter. This is absolutely devastating to them and everyone that loved that beautiful child. Don’t rush to judge. There’s nothing the mom could’ve done differently to save her.

  2. rich says:

    where does it say the baby was not in a child seat?

    1. ??? says:

      yeah, that’s what I was thinking…where did it say that in the artical. That’s a big assumption.

  3. Alma Villarreal says:

    YEA ..WHERE DOES IT SAY…? I KNOW I CAN READ…MMM still looking..maybe if i read slowly…

  4. anon. says:

    I was driving on the North bound lane. The car was on fire and the lady was screaming hysterically trying to get into the fire. I didn’t see much but now that i read the news, i cannot get that picture out of my head. I can’t stop thinking about her and can’t imagine what she is going through. Make me wished I have fire extinguisher so I could help her.

  5. goodlooknout says:

    I saw this accident while traveling back to my hometown Pasadena, CA. As I passed, I prayed to Jehovah asking him to not let anyone be in the car. Unfortunately my prayers were too late. I was on the opposite side and I saw homeowners dragging their hoses to the car to try and put the fire out! Ever since I heard about the infant killed, I have kept the parents in my prayers. I don’t even know this infant, but I have been praying for her non-stop ever since I found out! I am praying NOW to uplift this child’s mother and father with love. #cantstopcrying!!!!!

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