The victims of the Lodi car crash have been identified by authorities. Three children and two adults, including a pregnant woman, were killed in a car crash this week in Lodi, California.
The Record reports that it is the deadliest car crash in San Joaquin County.
Authorities identified the victims as 11-year-old Irving Miranda, 5-year-old Jose Miranda, 4-year-old Jose Miranda, 30-year-old Luis Miranda and 31-year-old Vivian Rodriguez. Rodriguez was pregnant at the time of the crash. A 9-year-old boy who was also in the car survived the accident.
The car crash occurred around 5:30 pm on Tuesday evening near Lodi Memorial Hospital and Lodi Middle School. Police are currently investigating the cause of the crash.
Lodi police Officer Eric Bradley said that five vehicles were involved in the accident.
Bradley said: “We don’t know exactly what happened. It’s a very complex scene.”
Witnesses told the Lodi Sentinel that the crash was caused by an SUV speeding through the intersection. The driver was reportedly talking on his cellphone before crashing into the Mirada’s vehicle.
Erin Andrews told UPI: “(The driver was) flying around a car in the wrong lane… He was at least 100 mph.”
The driver survived the accident. Police are currently investigating to see if the driver was under the influence of alcohol at the time of the crash.
In addition to the five people were killed in the Lodi car crash, another dozen people were injured. Officer Bradley said that three people were taken into surgery on Tuesday night.
Here’s a video about the Lodi car crash.
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