Chain Reaction Car Accident on 60 Freeway in South El Monte

A five-year-old girl has been killed and 14 people injured in a chain reaction accident involving 11 vehicles on the 60 freeway in South El Monte Thursday morning.

A milk tanker truck jackknifed and overturned not far from Santa Anita Boulevard before 6:00 a.m. This led two big rig trucks and eight passenger vehicles to also crash. Several of the vehicles caught fire. At least eight of the people involved in the highway collision were transported to local hospitals.

The 60 freeway is likely to be closed until noon Thursday.