A horrifying California car crash: 3 killed, 5 injured

A horrifying California car crash: 3 killed, 5 injured

Saturday afternoon a van full of workers returning from the fields crashed on Highway 152. Three died at the scene while five others were hospitalized with serious injuries.

Saturday afternoon a van full of workers returning from the fields crashed on Highway 152. Three died at the scene while five others were hospitalized with serious injuries.

Around 1:30 pm Saturday eight people were returning from their work in agricultural fields when their Chevrolet Astrovan crashed, according to the Sgt. Jesse Lopez.

Their van began drifting off the highway in the area of Island Road in Merced County, California. The 21-year-old driver Enrique Franco of Livingston was wheeling the vehicle when it rolled over, stated Sgt. Lopez.

The California Highway Patrol investigate the scene of a car crash that killed three people and left 5 others seriously injured

The California Highway Patrol investigate the scene of a car crash that killed three people and left 5 others seriously injured

Three woman died at the scene due to the crash. Their names and age haven’t been announced yet. Five those, who survived , were immediately hospitalized, according to a report of California Highway Patrol officers.

Among injured were the driver Franco, 62-year-old Antonia Sandoval and an unidentified woman. Besides, there were also 2 teenagers, 17 and 16-year old boy and girl respectively. The boy was the only human being from the crashed van wearing a seatbelt at the moment of crash.

According to police, there were two ways of hospitalization, by helicopter and in ambulances. The unnamed woman has serious injuries while others from the van has been less wounded, according to the officers.

Police are currently investigating the cause of a crash. According to the officers, the driver hadn’t been speeding of driving recklessly, so he wasn’t accused of causing that fatal car crash.

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