A limo fire kills 5 on Saturday when the vehicle suddenly erupted in flames on the San Mateo-Hayward Bridge in Foster City, California.
A Lincoln Town Car party stretch limousine was taking a total of 9 women to a bachelorette party when a fire occurred at around 10 p.m. Just four out of the nine women managed to flee from the fire when the limo came to a stop on the San Mateo-Hayward Bridge, one of the busiest bridges on San Francisco Bay . Unfortunately, the rest of the women remained trapped as the limo fire kills 5. One of the five victims was the bride-to-be. Limo driver 46-year-old Orville Brown also escaped from the limo fire unhurt.
According to patrol and eyewitnesses, smoke was coming from the rear before the white limo was engulfed in flames. What's more, the intensity of the flame was so strong that the taillights and bumper of the limo are completely burnt to ash. As short as it was powerful, the fire was contained and put out as only one-third of the back half of the limo was damaged from the fire.
It is unclear whether other drivers and bystanders on the bridge opted to help the burning limousine.
Given the magnitude of the fire, it is possible that the limousine's fuel tank played a role in the incident. However, investigators have yet to confirm the actual cause of the limo fire that killed 5.
"Finally, autopsies will be conducted to determine the exact causes of death," said San Mateo County Supervising Deputy Coroner Michelle Rippy. All five were pronounced dead at the scene.
The four surviving women in the tragic limo fire that killed 5 include Mary Grace Guardiano, 42, of Alameda; Jasmine Desguia, 34, of San Jose; Nelia Arrellano, 36, of Oakland; and Amalia Loyola, 48, of San Leandro. The survivers were treated at area hospitals for smoke inhalation and burns, the patrol said.
Watch the shocking video of the limo fire that killed 5 here: