Update: The California Highway Patrol has released its official report of the fatal car crash that took the life of an infant passenger on Friday evening.
The report indicates that driver of the vehicle had pulled over in lane three of the Arroyo Seco Parkway due to a flat front passenger tire.
"[The driver of the second vehicle] collided with the rear of the first vehicle. This caused [the first vehicle] to catch on fire and eventually become fully engulfed. The 1 year old passenger of [the first vehicle] became trapped in her car seat as a result of the collision. Attempts were made by the involved parties and witnesses to remove the child from the vehicle but they were overcome by the fire and unsuccessful in their attempts. The child sustained fatal injuries."
According to CHP's incident report, drugs or alcohol were "not a factor" in the incident. No arrests were made.
Update: According to City News Service, several residents who lived near the 110 freeway attempted to rescue the toddler who died in a fiery car crash on Friday evening.
One of the neighbors who attempted to save the child, identified as 11-month-old Leiana Ramirez, was Jair Aguirre.
A 26-year-old community college student who lives in the neighborhood, Aguirre told the Los Angeles Times that he and three other neighborhood residents attempted to fight the fire with a water hose and buckets.
Aguirre also told The Times that he tried to remove the infant from the car after smashing the window with a baseball bat, but was burned and driven back by the growing flames inside the car.
Update: Leiana Ramirez has been identified as the toddler killed in the crash. She was "here barely 11 months," according to an official at the Los Angeles County Coroner's Office Saturday morning.
Previously: A girl almost 2-years-old was killed after a motorist's car was rear-ended on the 110 and caught fire around 5:30 p.m. Friday.
"The car caught fire immediately and the mother or other motorists could not get close enough to rescue the child," said South Pas Police Chief Joseph Payne. "The mother was burned on the hands and arms. The car was fully engulfed when we arrived on scene."
The accident occurred while motorists were driving southbound near the York Boulevard exit in Highland Park.
Matthew Spence, a spokesman for the Los Angeles Fire Department, said that "multiple patients were still being assessed" to determine the severity of their injuries.
California Highway Patrol reported police still on the scene at around 7:30 p.m. Friday. And a SigAlert was issued for three southbound lanes, reported the Pasadena Star-News.
A stretch of the winding freeway was closed across three lanes in the
Southbound direction while the crash was under investigation,
according to the California Highway Patrol.
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