3 dead, 2 injured in suspected street-racing crash in Commerce

COMMERCE, Calif. (KABC) -- Three people died and two others were injured in a three-car crash following an illegal street race in Commerce, authorities said.

Authorities received a call around 1:07 a.m. regarding the crash. The cars were said to be racing down South Malt Avenue.

When the three cars crashed, all of the passengers were ejected from the vehicle. Three were pronounced dead at the scene and two were taken to a nearby hospital in unknown conditions.

An investigation was underway, and it is unclear what caused the crash.
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