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3 Children Killed in Van Fire

May 05, 1997

Three children were killed and their mother injured in Commerce when the van they were in caught fire, officials said. The incident occurred about 8 p.m. in the 4100 block of East Washington Boulevard, said a spokesman for the county Sheriff's Department. The cause of the fire was under investigation Sunday night.

The woman, who was driving the Ford van, suffered burns over 50% of her body and was taken to St. Francis Medical Center, a county Fire Department dispatcher said.

Her children, whose ages were not available, were pronounced dead at the scene.

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