3 California teenagers killed in car crash near Los Angeles


Correction: An earlier version of this story said the car plunged off the highway. Police now say the crash happened near a city intersection.

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.

A California Highway Patrol investigator works at the scene of a fatal crash in Pasadena, Calif., late Sunday, Jan. 16, 2022.

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.