Three people are dead and at least three others will be hospitalized on Wednesday after a violent collision of four vehicles that blocked a section of Sepulveda Boulevard for hours this morning.
Manhattan Beach Police Department officials were called to Sepulveda Boulevard and Marine Avenue at 9.46 p.m. Tuesday, where the four vehicles collided, a Manhattan Beach Police spokesman said.
Two men and one woman died on the scene, two adults and one adolescent were rushed to hospital under unknown conditions. One of the injured was described as critical shortly after the crash, but no further details were known about her current condition or the victim.
Cars involved in the accident were a BMW, a VW and a Prius. One of the vehicles crashed into a nearby building that housed the Coast Music Store, and Sepulveda Boulevard was littered with debris from the collision.
At the scene of the accident, car parts were scattered from one side of the street to the other as police began working on the clash.
“Given the catastrophic nature of the collision and the amount of debris on site, it appears that someone was driving very fast,” the spokesman told City News Service when asked if speed was a factor in the accident.
The spokesman said no crimes had been committed.
No arrests have been made and the collision is still being investigated.
Sepulveda Blvd was closed from 22nd Street to 30th Street on Wednesday morning. Marine Avenue has been closed from Cedar Avenue to Oak Avenue due to the investigation.
Drivers began using a nearby parking lot to try to get around the lockdown, but police asked everyone to move out of the area if possible.