|Published:||Aug 15, 2010 8:21 PM EDT|
|Updated:||Aug 15, 2010 5:17 PM EDT|
LUCERNE VALLEY, Calif. (AP) - Authorities say six of the eight people killed when a truck plowed into race fans in the Southern California desert died at the scene and two others died at a hospital.
It took rescue vehicles and helicopters more than a half-hour to reach the remote location of the California 200 in the Mojave Desert near Lucerne Valley. Spectators including off-duty police and firefighters helped the injured.
California Highway Patrol officer Joaquin Zubieta tells the Los Angeles Times that nine of the at least a dozen injured were airlifted to hospitals.
Loma Linda University Medical Center spokesman Herbert Atienza said Sunday that paramedics brought six people - five adults and a child - to the hospital. He had no information on their condition.