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Tire Blowout Sends Car Plunging Off Side of 134 Freeway, 4 People Killed

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A deadly accident on the 134 Freeway in Eagle Rock Sunday evening has claimed four lives. Three occupants of a car that likely experienced a tire blowout before careening off the side of the hilly freeway onto Figueroa Street died on scene, while a fourth occupant died this morning at the hospital.

The fatal incident took place on the eastbound Ventura Freeway at around 6:55 p.m. last night, according to City News Service.

Witnesses report seeing tire debris on the freeway prior to the accident.

California Highway Patrol Officer Adam Eggleston describes the crash: ''The vehicle lost control, began to flip, rotated approximately three times and a child was ejected.''

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The vehicle was carrying four adults and two children. An adult male and female, as well as a female child, were pronounced dead at the scene. The remaining victims were taken to hospitals, where one adult later died.

The CHP closed down the eastbound 134 Freeway in the area for much of the night to conduct an investigation. Eggleston says they believe the blown tire is what precipitated the crash.