(KTLA) — The three people who died after their car overturned near a freeway in Pasadena on Sunday night were all identified as teenagers, according to authorities.
A 17-year-old boy was behind the wheel of the silver 2005 Honda, while two other boys, ages 16 and 17, were passengers, California Highway Patrol officials said Monday.
The vehicle was headed down Michillinda Avenue just before 8:30 p.m. when the driver somehow lost control of it and slammed into a raised concrete curb, according to a CHP news release.
The car continued on in a westbound direction, hitting a chain-link fence and going into a dirt embankment before overturning south of Foothill Boulevard, investigators said.
CHP officials had said it first appeared the car flew off the highway before investigators determined that was not the case.
Paramedics responded and pronounced the driver and the 16-year-old passenger dead at the scene. The 17-year-old was taken to nearby Huntington Memorial Hospital where he later died.
Fire officials initially said there were a total of five patients, but the CHP did not confirm any other transports.
The cause of the solo-vehicle crash remains under investigation and it “is unknown if alcohol and /or drugs were a contributing factor,” investigators stated in the release.
Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call CHP Officer Villanueva at 626-296-8100.