Tanker Truck Involved in Fiery 3-Vehicle Crash in Downtown Los Angeles

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One person was left critically injured following a fiery three-vehicle crash involving a tanker truck downtown Los Angeles early Monday morning.

A tanker truck catches fire following a crash in downtown Los Angeles on June 20, 2016. (Credit: Loudlabs)

A tanker truck catches fire following a crash in downtown Los Angeles on June 20, 2016. (Credit: Loudlabs)

The collision occurred just before 3:30 a.m. near the intersection of South Central Avenue and East 16th Street, according to Erik Scott of the Los Angeles Fire Department.

A fire erupted after two cars and a delivery truck carrying carbon dioxide crashed, leaving a person trapped in one of the cars, Scott said.

The person was extricated from the car and taken to a hospital in critical condition, Scott said.

The truck driver, described as a 61-year-old man, was hospitalized in fair condition, Scott said.

At one point, a spokesperson for the Los Angeles Police Department stated one person had died in the crash, but Scott later said the person was still in critical condition.

There was no immediate word on what caused the crash.

KTLA’s Geoff Peters contributed to this report. 

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