Bride killed in limo fire

Posted at 6:36 PM, May 05, 2013
and last updated 2013-05-05 19:15:28-04

CALIFORNIA (PIX11)– Five women including a bride-to-be are dead after the limo they were riding in caught fire.

The limo carrying a total of ten women burst into flames on a bridge in San Francisco on Saturday night.

The driver and four other passengers were able to escape.

They were on their way to a bachelorette party at the time of the fire.

Officer Amelia Jack of the California Highway Patrol recalled the scene of the accident, “The limousine was traveling westbound here on 92 on the bridge and we got calls of smoke coming from the limousine. The limousine pulled over and then all of the sudden it became engulfed in flames. From what we do know is that there were ten occupants in the vehicle, possibly on their way to a dance. Five were able to escape the vehicle and attempted to assist the others and were unable to get the other five out. So as of right now, we have five that were trapped in the vehicle and did not make it out.”

The victims were all in their 30’s.

Authorities have not yet determined what started the fire.

The survivors are being treated for severe burns and smoke inhalation.