An SUV flipped over before bursting into flames after it smashed into a concrete pillar, killing three women and two children. The vehicle ended up to a mangled mess.
The driver, with another passenger and a child, were hospitalized.
The witnesses told the Daily News that the vehicle was speeding and blew through two red lights.
“All I saw was headlights,” Ryan Jardine, 24, a motorist traveling north, told the News. “She ran the light, almost hit us and then hit the pole.”
He also added: “We saw the car just hit the pole and it went into a somersault.” “It just started flipping. It was horrible.”
All three women were declared dead, as were an 8-year-old girl and a 9-year-old boy.
Firefighters extricated victims with jaws-of-life tools while putting out the fire.
No identifications have been released.