LODI (CBS13) – The death toll from a violent multi-car crash at a busy Lodi intersection continues to grow.

On Wednesday morning, a sixth person was declared dead as a result of Tuesday’s crash.

The crash happened at Ham Lane and Vine Street in Lodi at around 5:20 p.m., according to Eric Bradley, a Lodi Police Department spokesman. A man was driving southbound on Ham Lane at around 80 mph and talking on his cell when he ran the red light at the intersection of Vine Street, clipped a vehicle and caused the chain-reaction crash, witnesses say.

The large number of victims and vehicle debris strewn across a wide area made investigating the scene a complex task for investigators who worked late into the night.

Among the dead are a young child, a pregnant woman and her unborn infant.

Police say evidence at the scene indicates alcohol may have been a factor.


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