A limousine heading to a bachelorette party burst into flames in the San Francisco area, killing five female passengers, including the bride-to-be, while four other women managed to escape, according to the mother of one of the survivors.
Rosita Guardiano told the San Francisco Chronicle that her daughter — 42-year-old Mary Grace Guardiano of Alameda — is in intensive care, where she’s being treated for smoke inhalation. She also said the woman for whom the bridal shower was being thrown was to be married next month.
The name of the bride-to-be — or of the other four women killed — has not been released by officials.
The limo was carrying nine female passengers and a male driver when it caught fire late Saturday on the San Mateo bridge, California Highway Patrol officer Art Montiel told The Associated Press.