3 dead, 3 hospitalized after car crashes into unoccupied building in Pasadena

PASADENA, Calif. (KABC) – Three people were killed and three were hospitalized Saturday morning after a car crashed into an unoccupied building in Pasadena, authorities said.

The one-vehicle crash was reported just after 2:30 a.m. at the intersection of Sierra Madre and Foothill boulevards, according to the Pasadena Police Department.


The six occupants of the Tesla Model 3 are described as 17-year-olds and 22-year-olds. Three of them were ejected during the crash, police Lt. Anthony Russo told ABC7.

According to the lieutenant, the driver and two passengers were pronounced dead at the scene. The survivors were taken to hospital with serious injuries and are in stable condition.

The accident damaged a power line and closed the intersection, which was later reopened.

Speed ​​was a factor in the crash, Russo said, adding that the building was heavily damaged in the crash.

Investigators determined the driver was westbound on Foothill Boulevard and failed to negotiate a curve, struck a curb and lost control of the sedan.

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