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3 Men Killed In Multi-Vehicle Crash On 405 Freeway In Carson

CARSON ( — Three men were killed Friday in a multi-vehicle collision that took place on the 405 Freeway in Carson.

According to California Highway Patrol officers, a 2008 Chevy Silverado and a Toyota Prius collided just before 1 a.m. in the northbound lanes of the freeway near Wilmington Avenue.

A preliminary investigation revealed the Prius struck a trailer, which was being hauled by the Silverado. The impact of the crash knocked the truck into the center divider and the trailer into the lanes of the freeway.

An Uber vehicle, which was not involved in the crash, pulled over to the right shoulder on the freeway. A passenger then ran to assist the victims who were involved in the collision.

Several minutes later, a 2016 Toyota Camry struck three men who were standing by the center divider wall on the freeway.

CBS2's Amber Lee said the freeway was closed for hours during the investigation.

The first accident occurred around 1 a.m., she reported.

Paramedics pronounced the victims, who are believed to be in their mid-20s and -30s, dead at the scene. Their identities were  withheld pending family notification.

According to police, two of the deceased victims were driving in the Silverado. The third victim was the Uber passenger, a Good Samatitan trying to help.

The driver of the Prius  -- identified as Micaela Ramos -- was transported to a hospital and was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence.

The CHP reminds drivers to stay in your car and call 911.

"Try to get over to the right you always want to get over to the right. Cars on the regular freeway are going at least 65 miles an hour. If you can pull over to the shoulder, it's much safer on the shoulder, if possible," says Simeon Yarbrough of the CHP.

The driver of the Camry was taken to the hospital. He's expected to be okay. He is not facing any charges at this time.


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