Pasadena – NBC 3 killed, 3 injured after Tesla crashes into building in Los Angeles


A Tesla crashed into a building Saturday morning, killing three people and injuring three others in a hospital in Pasadena.

The crash happened about 2:30 a.m. at Foothill Boulevard and Vista Street near Sierra Madre.

According to Pasadena police, the Tesla, carrying six passengers, ran a red light at high speed, causing the driver to lose control.

The vehicle struck a curb before colliding with the building, killing its three occupants and injuring another person aged between 17 and 22.

Some of the people involved were students at Maranatha High School, according to school officials.

Maranatha High School expressed grief and called for prayers for those affected. “We mourn this immense loss…During this difficult time, we turn to our faith in Jesus Christ for comfort and strength and ask others to join us in praying for all those who have suffered because of this tragedy. Ask to join.”



The crash happened about 2:30 a.m. at Foothill Boulevard and Vista Street near Sierra Madre. According to officials, some of the people involved were students of Maranatha High School. Anastasia Olmos reports for NBC4 News on May 11, 2024.

Pasadena Police Lt. Anthony Russo provided details of the accident, highlighting the widespread damage caused by the power outage in the area.

Utility crews restored power to the area as police reviewed footage from the Tesla's cameras to investigate whether the driver was impaired. The names of the victims have not been released pending notification of family.


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