An officer stands beside one of the wrecked Mustangs in Commerce. Courtesy of OnScene.TV
An officer stands beside one of the wrecked cars in Commerce. Courtesy of OnScene.TV

Racing is suspected in a crash Saturday in Commerce where three people were killed and two others were critically injured.

At least three vehicles were involved, said Sgt. Mario Castro of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s East Los Angeles station.

The crash occurred about 1:10 a.m. in the 2600 block of South Malt Avenue, Castro said.

Three people died at the scene, a Los Angeles County Fire Department dispatcher said.

Two males were rushed with critical injuries to County/USC Medical Center, said Lt. Roberto Medrano of the sheriff’s East Los Angeles station.

The fatalities were later identified as South Gate resident Oscar Sanchez, 15; Guillerno Gutierrez, 29, from Los Angeles and Oscar Gutierrez Sabino, a 27-year-old resident of Los Angeles, said coroner’s investigator Joyce Kato.

A videographer at the scene said the vehicles involved were two cars and a pickup truck.

NBC4 reported the vehicles were racing at the time of the crash.

— From Staff and Wire Reports

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