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Fived Killed When Limo Catches Fire In California

Story By: Larry Stine



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  Original Published: 5/6/2013  It was supposed to be a fun evening to celebrate a California woman's upcoming wedding.   But a trip over the San Mateo Bridge ended her life, and killed four of her friends.   Andrew Spencer has the story.   Authorities say the limo was traveling over the San Mateo-Hayward Bridge when smoke started coming from it.   "We got calls of smoke coming from the limousince. The limousine pulled over and then all of the sudden it became engulfed in flames," said Officer Amelia Jack of the California Highway Patrol.   The driver and four members of the bachelorette party were able to make it out of the vehicle, but the bride-to-be, and four of her friends did not make it out.   Witnesses say the flames were so huge they could feel the heat as they passed by.   The limo driver was not hurt, but authorities say the four surviving passengers were treated for smoke inhalation.   The California Highway Patrol says it appears the fire may have started in the trunk, but there is no official point of origin for the fire.   Limostop, the company that owns the limo, released a statement saying they were deeply saddened by the deaths and promised to help with the investigation.   It reads:   "Limostop Inc. will do everything possible to investigate and assist authorities in determining the cause of this fire in order to help bring forth answers and provide closure to the victims and their families."    The San Mateo Coroner says it may take up to two days to identify the bodies of the women who died.    A relative of the bride-to-be says she was set to get married next month in the Philippines.
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