Video shows moment of fatal Pasadena crash that killed 3


The Pasadena Police Department released a video of a single-vehicle crash that killed three people and left three injured.

The early-morning accident occurred around 2:38 a.m. on May 11 in the 2300 block of Foothill Boulevard. The vehicle involved was a 2018 Tesla Model 3.


Authorities say the Tesla was traveling west on Football Boulevard at more than 100 mph, and ran the red light at Sierra Madre Boulevard. Video obtained by KTLA shows the Tesla narrowly missing a northbound vehicle at the intersection.

As the Tesla approaches Vista Avenue, it hits the curb and loses control. The vehicle then crashed into a street light and launched into the air, before colliding with a power pole and then into a vacant building that was roughly 130 feet away.

Pasadena PD says there were four passengers in the backseat, and none of them were wearing a seatbelt. All of the victims were ejected from the Tesla.

The driver of the vehicle, 22-year-old Moheb Samuel, died at the scene. The front passenger, who has not been identified pending notification of next of kin, was also killed.

One of the passengers who was seated in the rear of the vehicle, 20-year-old Stefan Pfeifer, was pronounced deceased. His mother tells KTLA 5’s Sara Welch that the crash occurred five blocks from their home.

Authorities say a 17-year-old female passenger who has not been identified is in critical condition. The remaining two victims, 20-year-old Emerson Newquist, and 18-year-old Bella Ramirez were transported to the hospital in stable condition.

The county medical examiner’s office will perform a toxicology test to determine if drugs or alcohol were a factor in the crash.

A witness who was near the crash described the horrific scene.

“It was kind of like a sci-fi movie, when I got down the street, I saw the bodies lying around,” Bill Otto said. “They were asking for help, I didn’t know who to help first, everybody was in bad shape.”

The violent impact left several pieces of debris in the area, and several homes lost power due to the crash.

“We heard a loud bang,” witness Robert Phillips said. “And then the power kind of flashed and then went off.”

Residents from the area tell Welch that speeding is common near the site of the crash and are hoping Pasadena officials will take safety measures.



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