Traffic Collision Involving Multiple Fatalities
On August 3, 2021, at about 11:50 p.m., Burbank Police and Paramedics responded to the intersection of Glenoaks Boulevard and Andover Drive after receiving multiple reports of a traffic collision with a vehicle on fire. When police officers and paramedics arrived, they located three individuals who had been ejected from a silver Volkswagen. All three individuals were unconscious and not breathing. The three individuals, two males and a female in their early twenties, had sustained serious injuries and were pronounced deceased at the scene. A fourth occupant of the Volkswagen had sustained serious injuries and was transported to a local trauma center for medical treatment.
Officers located a second vehicle involved, a gray Kia, which was only occupied by a driver. The driver of the Kia sustained serious injuries and was transported to a local trauma center for medical treatment. Officers identified a third vehicle involved, a black Mercedes Benz, occupied by two individuals. Neither occupant of the Mercedes Benz reported any injuries. The occupants of the Mercedes Benz were interviewed by investigators and released at the scene.
The preliminary investigation has revealed that the Kia and Mercedes Benz were traveling northbound on Glenoaks Boulevard at a high rate of speed for several blocks and appeared to be racing. The Volkswagen was attempting to negotiate a left turn from southbound Glenoaks Boulevard to eastbound Andover Drive, when the traffic collision occurred.
The identity of the decedents will not be released, pending next of kin notification.
This collision remains under investigation by Burbank Police Department Traffic Detectives. Anyone who may have witnessed the collision or has any information is asked to contact the Burbank Police Traffic Bureau at (818) 238-3100.
Upon completion of this investigation, Detectives will present the case to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office for criminal filing consideration.
QUESTIONS REGARDING THIS STATEMENT SHOULD BE DIRECTED TO: SERGEANT EMIL BRIMWAY | 818-238-3232 | EBRIMWAY@BURBANKCA.GOV