Authorities identified a girl and two women killed Saturday when the van they were in smashed into a concrete wall at a freeway junction in Lincoln Heights.
Four other people were critically injured in the single-vehicle crash on the northbound Arroyo Seco (110) Parkway’s connector to the Golden State (5) Freeway, California Highway Patrol Officer Alex Rubio said.
The dead victims were identified as 12-year-old Katie Davila, 19-year- old Abigail Romero and 37-year-old Abigail Estrella, said an investigator at the Los Angeles County coroner’s office. Romero is from Lancaster, but the hometowns of the other deceased victims were unknown, the investigator said.
All three were pronounced dead at the scene. At least four of the people in the van were ejected as it slid down the transition road.
The CHP was notified of the crash at 12:14 a.m. Firefighters and paramedics found that the 2000 GMC had made a the left turn off the freeway, smacked into the ramp’s concrete wall, and slid on its right side, the CHP reported.
Paramedics rushed the four injured people to Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center with minor to moderate injuries.