Authorities say a couple and a 14-year-old boy have been killed in a fiery freeway crash in Southern California that two younger children managed to survive.
Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman Brian Humphrey says a sport utility vehicle carrying two adults and three children rear-ended a big rig early Sunday on the 210 Freeway in Sunland, about 20 miles north of Los Angeles.
The SUV burst into flames and two children _ a 9-year-old girl and an 11-year-old boy _ were pulled out of the vehicle by a passing motorist. The children were hospitalized in fair condition.
The bodies of a man, woman and a teenage boy were found in the burned SUV, which was towing a trailer.
The big rig driver complained of chest pains and was hospitalized in fair condition.