3 dead, 2 injured in fiery collision in Burbank

Three people were killed and at least two injured in a fiery multi-vehicle collision in Burbank in which one car was “partially broken in half” — and which police were investigating as a possible hit-and-run or street-racing incident.

Police and firefighters responded at 11:50 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 3, to North Glenoaks Boulevard and Andover Drive, near the Burbank Tennis Center. Two people had been ejected from one vehicle and one person was trapped in a vehicle that was on fire, according to the Burbank Police Department.

One car was “partially broken in half,” a police spokesman said.

“I’ve been doing this for 20 years, and I haven’t seen anything like this before,” Sgt. Emil Brimway told Fox11.

Police were investigating whether street racing was involved, according to reports from the scene. Hit-and-run was also being explored.

“We’re not entirely sure if it was a hit-and-run,” the spokesman told City News Service.

Three people were pronounced dead at the scene, and at least two people were taken to a trauma center, police said. The survivors were believed to be in serious condition.

Information on the identities of the victims was not immediately available.

Several parked cars were also damaged, police said.

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