O.C. crash kills 5 teens, Authorities say five people killed in a fiery Southern California crash that split a car in half were teenagers from the Irvine area.
CBS Los Angeles reports that the victims are three young women and two young men. The names of the victims were expected to be released Tuesday, sheriff's officials tell the Orange County Register.
Newport Beach police spokeswoman Kathy Lowe says the Infiniti sedan they were in veered off a road Monday evening and hit a tree. The vehicle split in half and caught fire.
Lowe says four people were ejected from the car and died immediately. A fifth was partially ejected and was later declared dead at a hospital.
The cause of the crash wasn't immediately clear. Authorities are trying to determine if speed and alcohol were factors, CBS Los Angeles reported.
No other vehicles were involved.
"It was one of the worst I've seen in my nearly 30 years," Newport Beach Fire Department Cpt. Glenn White said.