On Saturday, September 28, at 4:13 a.m., Burbank Police received a call regarding a single vehicle accident on San Fernando Boulevard near the Scott Road off-ramp of the Golden State Freeway.
On arrival, officers observed a Nissan sedan fully engulfed in flames against the freeway abutment. In addition, there was a small grass fire associated with the crash. An 18-year old female passenger, who escaped the burning vehicle, was transported to LA County Medical Center. She is being treated for non-life threatening injuries.
Upon extinguishing the fires, emergency personnel discovered five occupants, who had perished inside the vehicle. The Los Angeles County Coroner’s office is working to identify the victims and will release their identity upon confirmation and notification of next of kin.
Initial investigation indicates the Nissan was traveling south on San Fernando Boulevard at a high rate of speed, lost control, and eventually slammed into the concrete abutment.
The Burbank Police Department Chaplains were summoned to assist the families and friends of the victims through this tragedy. The Burbank Police Department extends our heartfelt condolences to the families and friends of the victims.
Psychological service professionals are on hand to assist the members of the Police Department, as needed.
As of Sunday, the Los Angeles County Coroner’s office has not released the identity of the victims.
This investigation is ongoing. Anyone that may have been in the area or who may have information regarding this accident is asked to call Detective Sam Anderson at 818-238-3100.