PALMDALE - A 2013 silver Tesla rear ended a 2004 Toyota Corolla on the Antelope Valley Freeway in Palmdale, killing three members of the same family, authorities said Saturday.
The fatalities were the driver, who was a 40-year-old resident of Los Angeles, a 13-year-old boy and an 8-year-old boy, said California Highway Patrol Officer Jordan Richards. All three were riding in the Corolla.
A 6-year-old boy in that same vehicle was airlifted to Children's Hospital Los Angeles in critical condition, Los Angeles County Fire Department Supervising Dispatcher Eddie Pickett said.
The crash occurred when the family's vehicle was rear-ended by the Tesla just south of Avenue S on the 14 at 10:35 p.m. Friday, Richards said.
The vehicle caught fire as a result of the collision, Pickett said, and the three victims died at the scene.
The driver of the Tesla, a 58-year-old man from Newhall, suffered minor injuries, Richards said. He was not arrested. It was not immediately known if he was cited.