After dousing the fire, emergency personnel discovered five charred bodies inside the vehicle, police said. Coroner's officials had not released their identities Monday morning, according to the Los Angeles Times.
At the vigil Sunday night, friends and family told KTLA-TV that the victims were all in their teens and early 20s and had graduated from Burbank high schools. Notes and candles lined the crash site as dozens of people came and left, offering condolences and sharing their grief.
“The Lord decided he needed your wings early in life ... but we will miss you here," one note read.
At a news conference, Burbank Police Sgt. Darin Ryburn said the number of fatalities was "a tough one."
"I’ve been here 28 years and the five fatalities is pretty rough,” he said.
The cause of the crash remains under investigation. Anyone with information about the accident was asked to call Det. Sam Anderson at (818) 238-3100.
--Martha Groves, Los Angeles Times
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