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McClure Tunnel fiery 4-car pile-up kills 1 in Santa Monica

Emergency officials gather at the scene of a fatal car pile-up on the 10 Freeway in Santa Monica on Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013.

September 14, 2013 12:00:00 AM PDT
One person was killed following a four-car pile-up along the 10 Freeway in Santa Monica early Saturday morning.

The crash occurred in the McClure Tunnel, where the 10 Freeway meets the Pacific Coast Highway.

One of the cars burst into flames, killing a 19-year-old from Bell.

Officers say the teen was intoxicated when he slammed his car into a guardrail and a wall.

The car then struck two other vehicles. Two others in the car managed to escape without serious injuries.

Several lanes of the 10 Freeway had to be shut and traffic was diverted onto 4th Street. All lanes have since reopened.

There was no word on what caused the crash.


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