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Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Four killed in Eagle Rock freeway crash*

* Update: Fourth victim dies in crash. Daily News

Three persons, including a child, were killed and another three were injured tonight after their minivan plunged off the eastbound 134 Freeway near Figueroa Street in Eagle Rock, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department.  The eastbound 134 has been closed as officials continue their investigation into the crash that took place at about 7 p.m.  A man, woman and child were pronounced dead the scene; the other three victims, which included a six year-old girl,  were taken to the hospital in serious to critical condition.

L.A. Now reports that the vehicle was traveling in the far left lane when it drove off a freeway bridge and fell onto Figueroa Street below.

The CHP has issued a Sigalert for the 134 and traffic is backing up on nearby freeways. A string of red tail lights on the 134 Freeway was visible from Elysian Heights.

The accident apparently took place about a block away from where an outdoor concert was being held at the Eagle Rock Recreation Center near the freeway.

11 comments

  1. So sad. Was the figueroa exit still closed for construction as It has been the passed couple of days. If so, it may have been a factor because it wasn’t well lit yesterday when I droved by last night.

  2. This is so sad to hear. My thoughts go out to the families. If this is related to freeway construction or lack of guardrails, i really hope the county and/or Cal Trans takes care of this immediatly. What a tragedy.

  3. anyone know any victim names?

  4. Our family was at the scene after the car was on the street. My husband was diverting traffic from getting close to the scene till the police arrived. It seemed that there was little anyone could do other than calling 911 since the family was trapped. My condolences go out to the family and we hope that those in critical condition are able to pull through. Wished we could have done more.

  5. My so lives right up the street. Heard the accident. and when he went to investigate, it was awful.

  6. We were in the vehicle behind the SUV when their tire blew and they lost control. One of the worst accidents Ive ever witnessed. My heart and prayers goes out to the family.

  7. I know her I feel so sad :(

  8. It so hard. My heart is full of pain and sadness. A family friend was right behind the van when it happend. It turn out to be that my dad knows the family that suffered that terrible accident I ask for your prayers for those two little girls that lost everything in that accident

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