Courtesy: AP/Oakland Tribune-Bay Area News Group
Courtesy: AP/Oakland Tribune-Bay Area News Group

Five people have been killed after a limo, which authorities say was carrying too many passengers, caught fire in California.

FOX News Radio's Kerin McCue reports:

A limousine carrying nine women plus the driver caught fire late Saturday night on the San Mateo Bridge near San Francisco. Five of the passengers became trapped inside as the driver came to a stop on the span. They all died. Four others managed to escape; one with severe burns, three others sustained minor burns plus smoke inhalation. The driver was unharmed. All of the victims were in their thirties.

(Monteiro) "It isn't known at this time what started the fire or where it started."

Highway Patrol Officer Art Monteiro. Police are investigating.

Kerin McCue, FOX News Radio.