A single-vehicle accident under the 5 (Golden State) Freeway in Burbank killed five people and injured an 18-year-old woman early Saturday morning, authorities said.
The Nissan sedan hit a guardrail and crashed into a concrete pillar under the freeway near the Scott Road exit around 4:13 a.m. and became completely engulfed in flames, Burbank police Sgt. Darin Ryburn said.
[Update: This updates and corrects an earlier version, which stated the sole survivor was taken to Providence Holy Cross. The woman was taken to USC Medical center.]
Five people who were inside the vehicle were confirmed dead at the scene while the 18-year-old woman, who was not named, was transported to Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center with a broken leg and other non-life-threatening injuries, he said.
It appears the woman, who was a passenger in the back seat of the vehicle, crawled out of the vehicle after the incident, he added.