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3 vehicles burn in Laguna Canyon Road wreck; occupants hospitalized

3 vehicles burn in Laguna Canyon Road wreck; occupants hospitalized
Firefighters battle flames after a tow truck, a car and a pickup were involved in a crash early Friday on Laguna Canyon Road in Laguna Beach. (Courtesy of Laguna Beach Police Department)

A tow truck, a car and a pickup were involved in a fiery wreck early Friday on Laguna Canyon Road in Laguna Beach.

Occupants of the vehicles were pulled away from the flames and taken to a hospital, according to police. No other details of their condition was immediately available.

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First responders found the vehicles engulfed in flames along the side of the road at about 3:20 a.m. The fire also climbed to the top of a nearby electrical pole, said Laguna Beach police Sgt. Jim Cota.

Charred vehicles remain on the side of Laguna Canyon Road on Friday hours after they were destroyed in a crash and fire. A tow truck involved in the incident had already been removed.
Charred vehicles remain on the side of Laguna Canyon Road on Friday hours after they were destroyed in a crash and fire. A tow truck involved in the incident had already been removed. (Courtesy of Dave Hansen)

Photos of the scene show the car pressed broadside against the pole, with the pickup at a perpendicular angle against the car and the tow truck behind the pickup.

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The cause of the crash is under investigation, police said.

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