3 California Teenagers Killed in Car Crash Near Los Angeles

By The Associated Press
The Associated Press
The Associated Press
January 19, 2022 Updated: January 19, 2022

PASADENA, Calif.—Three teenage boys were killed in Southern California when the car they were in struck a curb, collided with a fence, and rolled over on an embankment, authorities said.

The single-vehicle crash happened around 8:30 p.m. Sunday near an intersection in Pasadena, according to the California Highway Patrol.

California Fatal Crash
California Highway Patrol officers work at the scene of a fatal accident after the vehicle plunged off an elevated section of Interstate 210 landing below on Michillinda Ave., in Pasadena, Calif., on Jan. 16, 2022. (James Carbone/AP Photo)

Preliminary reports that the 2005 Honda plunged off an elevated section of nearby Interstate 210 were inaccurate, the highway patrol said.

The sedan came to rest upside-down on a sidewalk underneath the highway overpass.

The 17-year-old driver and 16-year-old passenger died at the scene and another 17-year-old passenger died at a hospital, officials said.

The cause is under investigation.