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-- -- California.
Investigators are now trying to figure out why a limo exploded in flames.
Killing a newlywed bride in four of her friends.
It happened on Saturday night the bride and eight other women in the limo for a night of celebrations.
Headed over a bridge in the Bay Area the driver tells the same -- -- so chronicle newspaper he thought he heard a woman asking if she could smoke.
Seconds later he says she screamed at him to pull over.
People to a stop in the traffic going.
When the vehicle quickly became engulfed in flames.
A passing driver recorded this video of that limo on fire.
The driver escaped the flames in suited for other women who apparently wriggle through the partition into the front seat.
But the bride and four for friends died.
And today investigators say they still don't know how this fire began Claudia count on fox up story live in San Francisco the police do -- say.
That this limos over crowded right.
That's right -- that particular limousine was only licensed to carry eight passengers.
But we know there were nine women riding in the back of it on Saturday night a violation of policy and possibly a factor in this horrible tragedy.
One thing is clear that partition was the only way out.
Four of the women managed to scramble through it to safety but smoke and fire consumed the other five who were found huddled together.
There are getting away from the fire and that's when -- in front towards partition.
You can also probably say that they were trying to get out as well.
Investigators now going over every inch of that -- limousine checking safety and maintenance records looking for signs of possible equipment failing -- Now the driver he has gone on record saying he thinks the cause of this fire was electrical.
It should've been a joyous night of celebration 31 year old newlywed and a recent phone -- Was out on a girls night Alex and she was headed to a party where her husband was waiting.
Shepherd when this tragedy happen.
They were less than five minutes away.
And client Allen in San Francisco this afternoon in the driver tells.
That he started working for this limo company about two months ago.
He says he took the job so we could save money to start a program to help -- risk children in San Jose.
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