On Saturday August 14, at 5:46 p.m. Santa Monica Firefighters responded to a report of a multiple vehicle traffic collision on the eastbound Interstate 10 Freeway at the Lincoln Boulevard overpass.

Upon arrival, Firefighters found nine (9) vehicles involved with one (1) overturned. After rapidly assessing the scene and triaging all parties involved, it was determined there were four (4) patients; tragically one (1) was pronounced dead at the scene, one (1) was critically injured and transported to a local trauma center, one (1) patient with minor injuries was transported to a local hospital, and the fourth patient who suffered minor injuries was treated and released at scene.

A total of 27 Firefighters and Paramedics along with partners at Santa Monica Police Department, California Highway Patrol (CHP), and McCormick Ambulance worked to stabilize the incident scene, provide care to the injured and transportation to the hospital. The cause of the incident is under investigation by the CHP.

Submitted by SMFD