I'm sure that some of you have seen the news of the horrific crash on Chili Ave last night..... I was one of the primary witnesses to the event as it occurred right in front of me (40 or so feet) when i was driving home from being away for a few days. I have seen a lot of horrible things in my life- this crash was the most violent i have ever witnessed. the car was in flames within seconds of impact and there was nothing that i could do to help possible occupants except call 911 and then direct traffic to keep other cars safe from the fire. I think it's very likely that the occupants of the vehicle died immediately and I hope that this fact will bring some comfort to the victims family's and loved ones.
Because i was witness and because i was in the middle of the crime scene i ended up being there for almost 2 hours before the investigator was able to interview me. From what i saw the vehicle was leaving our neighborhood at a very high rate of speed and was driving with no lights on. The driver must have lost control as he literally 'flew' over the median, crossing to the other side of Chili and directly into the concrete wall.
The police, fire department and ambulance were on the scene very quickly and did a good job of controlling the scene, putting out the fire, etc. I spoke with several officers who were clearly upset by the what they saw. They did a good job of keeping curious onlookers at a safe distance, etc.
Life is fragile - please drive safely!