Bystanders and police near crash
Bystanders and police near the crash in Watts. Courtesy OnScene.TV

Identities were pending Saturday morning on three people killed in a three-vehicle crash in Watts.

The crash occurred at 7:15 p.m. Friday near Compton Boulevard and Imperial Highway, according to Officer Drake Madison of the Los Angeles Police Department.

A vehicle traveling westbound on Imperial Highway rear-ended a second vehicle going westbound, then crashed into a third vehicle going eastbound, Madison said.

The driver of the first vehicle, identified only as a 25-year-old woman, and a passenger, a 25-year-old man and the driver of the third vehicle, a 35-year-old man, all sustained major injuries and were pronounced dead at the scene by Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics, Madison said.

No other injuries were reported.

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