Wednesday 17th January 2018,

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Six Asian Americans Killed in Fiery Crash as Their Husbands & Dads Watch Helplessly

posted by Randall
Gorman accident

Two mothers and their four children are killed after their disabled minivan is read ended by a big rig and explodes in flames

This gut wrenching scene is hard to imagine.

Two Asian American men had to be held back by California Highway Patrol Officers as their van was engulfed in flames and their two wives and four children were burning to death inside, reports KABC.

The men tried to save their loved ones along the side of the road in Gorman, a couple of hours outside Los Angeles, and at one point, officers joined in their efforts.

But their valiant efforts proved impossible. The two fathers, Aaron Hon Wing Ng, 34, of San Francisco and Wei Xiong Li, 45, of Daly City, had suffered burns and officers had no choice but to end the rescue efforts.

The families were on their way to Los Angeles for vacation when their minivan rear ended a BMW. The men went outside to inspect the damage. Their minivan which was still partially in the roadway and was then rear ended by a big rig. The families’ vehicle  ended up in a ravine and caught fire.

“Words can’t describe what that was like when we arrived on scene,” Officer Dan Williams said. “It was very horrific seeing them trying to get their families out, us trying to help get their families out. Like I said, the van went up in flames very, very quickly.”

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  1. Edwin Chen says:

    RE: Six Asian Americans killed in fiery crash as their husbands & dads watch helplessly: OMG. Gorman is very dangerous. SoCal motorists get stranded there all of the time. It can have extreme heat and get cold enough to snow. A very sad event indeed. I hope the family can move on, and have some peace.

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