3 dead, 3 hurt in Manhattan Beach chain-reaction crash
MANHATTAN BEACH, Calif. (AP) — A speeding car caused a chain-reaction crash that killed three people and injured three others, including a child, on a Manhattan Beach street, authorities said.
The crash occurred shortly before 10 p.m. Tuesday at Sepulveda Boulevard and Marine Avenue and involved four cars, police said.
A fast-moving car broadsided another vehicle which caused the series of crashes that sent debris flying all over the street, police said.
One car hit the front of a music store.
Two men and a woman died at the scene. The Los Angeles County coroner’s office identified them as Christian Mendoza, 48, of Redondo Beach; Katie-Jay Scott, 40, of Redondo Beach and a man in his 50s whose name wasn’t immediately released.
Three other people, including a child, were taken to the hospital, one in critical and two in serious condition. All were expected to survive, police said.
Witnesses told police that one of the cars may have run a red light, KCBS-TV reported.