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3 Killed After Car Flies Off Freeway Ramp Into L.A. River Canal

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Three people were killed and one man injured when a car veered off the 710 freeway and landed upside-down in a canal next to the Los Angeles River in Long Beach this morning.

The crash was reported around 4:07 a.m. at the Anaheim Street offramp, Long Beach Fire Department spokesman Brian Fisk told City News Service. Fisk said, "One car with four passengers—three men and one woman—landed on the rocks by the water on its roof."

Here's a view of the crash site from the river:

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Three victims, all in their 20s, were pronounced dead at the scene. One man survived with only moderate injuries and was hospitalized. He had to be hoisted out of the river with ropes by firefighters, according to the Los Angeles Times.

The victims' names are being withheld until the family is notified. The northbound and southbound offramps at Anaheim Street were closed while Long Beach's fire and police departments investigated the cause of the crash.