Authorities say a car has shot off the side of a Los Angeles freeway and landed in a homeless camp, killing one person and injuring three others.

The accident took place just before 6:15 p.m. Tuesday on the southbound Interstate 405 at Sherman Way in Van Nuys.

The Fire Department says one person was crushed and died at the scene.

Two men were taken to hospitals in serious to critical condition.

The driver had non-life threatening injuries and was hospitalized in fair condition.

There's no immediate word on what caused the car to veer off the roadway.