Three adults, an infant and an unborn child died and nine other people were injured Thursday in a fiery multi-vehicle crash caused by a speeding car that ran a red light in the unincorporated Windsor Hills area of Los Angeles.

Los Angeles County Fire Department units were called to the area of South La Brea Avenue and Slauson Avenue just before 1:40 p.m., near Ladera Park, on what was initially reported as a fire and discovered that at as many as six vehicles had collided in the area after a Mercedes-Benz car was seen speeding southbound on South La Brea Avenue, resulting in the fire, according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department.

Video from the scene showed the suspect Mercedes traveling at a high rate of speed, running a red light at the intersection and crashing directly into a dark-colored sedan, which in turn struck several other vehicles. The Mercedes and two other vehicles burst into flames following the collision, and the wreck came to a stop at the corner of the intersection after striking a gas station sign.

The fire department and the California Highway Patrol reported three adults, one infant and one fetus died in the collision, and that there were multiple ejections due to the crash. At least nine other people were injured in the collision, though the extent of their injuries was not immediately known.

The cause of the collision was under investigation, and the intersection of South La Brea Avenue and Slauson Avenue was closed for an unknown duration.

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