One person was killed and two others were critically injured when their car slammed into a garage and became wedged underneath a parked vehicle inside in South Pasadena Saturday morning, Aug. 12, authorities said.
South Pasadena officers believe the driver of an Infiniti sedan, identified as 21-year-old David Silva of Sun Valley, was speeding southbound at about 100 mph on Orange Grove Avenue and lost control as he approached Oliver Street, sending the car careening into the garage in the 300 block of Orange Grove Avenue, officials said.
“The impact was significant enough to push a vehicle parked in the garage through the back wall,” Sgt. Craig Phillips said.
Silva and his front seat passenger were taken to a hospital with moderate to severe injuries, Phillips said. The back seat passenger suffered major trauma and died at the scene.
He was identified as Oscar Bejarano Jr., a 21-year-old resident of North Hills, the medical examiner’s office said.
No one inside the home was injured, Phillips said.
Whether the car occupants were wearing seatbelts at the time of the crash was not known.
Video from RMG News showed skid marks in the roadway before the car went up a driveway and into the middle of three garage doors facing the street.
The crash occurred along a stretch of Orange Grove Boulevard that curves to the right for southbound drivers just before the intersection with Oliver Street.
KTLA reported that drugs and alcohol were believed to be factors in the crash, but South Pasadena police could not immediately confirm that report Saturday. The cause and circumstances of the crash were still under investigation.
City News Service contributed to this story.
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