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3 killed, 3 critically injured in crash near LA

Posted at 10:45 AM, Feb 27, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-27 14:05:37-05
COMMERCE, Calif. (AP) -- Three people were killed and at least three people were critically injured late Friday night after a truck crashed into at least two vehicles on Interstate 5, KNBC-TV reported.
 
 
The California Highway Patrol tells the TV station  that the crash occurred around midnight on the northbound I-5 near the Washington Boulevard exit.
 
Fire officials say a big rig struck at least two vehicles and burst into flames.
The Los Angeles County Fire Department says the fire was quickly put out.
 
The fire department says as many as four additional occupants were injured.
 
According to our sister station KABC in Los Angeles, this crash was caused by street racing.

One of the alleged street racers was arrested. The man was later identified as 35-year-old Dealio Lockhart. 

The other street racer is still on the run, officials told KABC.

One of the people killed was a UPS driver and the company released the statement to KABC saying:

"Our thoughts are with the victims and their families. UPS is cooperating with law enforcement and will conduct their own investigation."

The freeway is shut down in both directions at this time.

For more on this story, visit ABC7.com