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Witness To Deadly Pico Rivera Crash: 'I Saw Bodies Everywhere'
A head-on crash in Pico River that killed three people was, "horrible, something you don't want to see," a witness told CBS News.
The accident happened around 8:40 p.m. Thursday night near San Gabriel River Parkway and Rose Hills Road close to the 605, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.
A 22-year-old man was driving a Honda Civic with several young passengers when it crossed into southbound lanes and collided with a Nissan Sentra. Three children in the back seat of the Civic were ejected, officials said. The driver and two 13-year-old boys were killed and the third child is hospitalized in critical condition, CBS reports.
"I saw bodies everywhere and I was just trying to help the kids. I stayed with one, he was breathing, but by the time they got here, he stopped breathing," witness Albert Delgado told CBS News.
Eric Valencia, another witness, told the news channel, "It looked horrible, something you don’t want to see."
One of the 13-year-olds had reportedly just graduated from sixth grade earlier that day.
Investigators said today that alcohol was not believed to be a factor in the head-on crash, but excessive speed likely was.
Reports on the number of passengers in the Honda vary, but a fifth passenger was possibly also hospitalized.
The two women in the Sentra were both hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries, officials said.
The cause of the accident is still under investigation.