SANTA MONICA, Calif. (KABC) --One person died and seven others were injured when a big rig, a dump truck and a minivan collided in the McClure Tunnel in Santa Monica. The person that died was a child, according to the Santa Monica Fire Dept. The age and gender of the child were not immediately released.
The crash was reported in eastbound lanes in the McClure Tunnel at 12:37 p.m. Friday. Eight people were rushed to area hospitals, where the child was declared dead. One person remains in critical condition, and six others are listed in moderate condition.
"It appears one of the vehicles didn't see stopped traffic ahead in the McClure Tunnel, and that was probably the result of this collision," said CHP Sgt. Chris Jakubowski.
All lanes of the 10 Freeway were closed between Pacific Coast Highway and Lincoln Boulevard. At 2 p.m., eastbound lanes were reopened, but westbound lanes remained closed.
The McClure Tunnel was cleared and Pacific Coast Highway was opened at about 6:45 p.m., according to Santa Monica Police.
Authorities say the tunnel is closed for the accident investigation until further notice.