Three killed in car crash in Long Beach near U.S. city of Los Angeles

09:22, August 23, 2010      

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Three people were killed early Sunday when a car crashed into a concrete sign in Long Beach near Los Angeles, authorities said.

The accident occurred just after midnight at the entrance to the Long Beach Peninsula, the Long Beach Fire Department said.

Three people -- the driver and two passengers -- were ejected from the vehicle and died at the scene.

A fourth passenger was thrown from the car and taken to a hospital with severe injuries.

The vehicle was moving at a high speed with another car, which rashed into something moving eastbound, though it's not clear what. Two people ran from the car, and one was caught nearby.

It's unknown if the two cars were racing, authorities said.

Source: Xinhua

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