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At least six people — including a pregnant woman and a baby — were killed when a speeding driver flew through a red light at a Los Angeles intersection Thursday, plowing into other cars and instantly engulfing three in flames.
Surveillance video of the horrific crash obtained by RMG News shows a Mercedes-Benz sedan speeding through a steady red light at the intersection of La Brea and Slauson Avenues with no signs of stopping before it slams into through traffic at around 1:40 p.m.
The impact of the collision shot car parts into the air and immediately set some of the six cars involved on fire.
Three of the cars caught flames, sending a plume of heavy smoke into the sky, video from the scene shows.
An official with the California Highway Patrol said the Mercedes driver was traveling at a “high rate of speed” at the time of the collision.
The six dead include three adults, one infant, and an unborn child, according to CHP.