Fatal Crash In Venice Kills Two Men, One Woman; Fourth Person Critical:

The aftermath of the tragic crash that claimed the lives of two men and a woman.
The aftermath of the tragic crash that claimed the lives of two men and a woman.

The California Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal crash in Venice on Monday afternoon that killed two men and a woman while another person was critically injured when a car struck a tree and overturned.

Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman Erik Scott said the crash was reported about 4:55 p.m. at 171 Via Marina Court.

Three patients, a man and woman believed to be 20-25 years old and another man believed to be 18 to 25, were pronounced dead at the scene and another person was taken to a trauma center, according to Officer Alex Rubio of the California Highway Patrol, which was investigating the crash.

Two of the victims were trapped in the wrecked sedan, which ended up on its roof, and firefighters worked to free their bodies, Scott said.

The other two were ejected from the car, Scott said.