Authorities are currently probing a tragic multi-vehicle collision that resulted in the loss of two lives in the Pasadena region on Saturday evening, as stated by law enforcement.
The incident unfolded shortly before 6:00 p.m. at the junction of Crenshaw Road and the Beltway 8 feeder.
According to the police, a silver sedan was reportedly traveling at a high velocity when the driver disregarded a red traffic signal and collided with a truck.
The impact caused the truck to wrap around, leading to one passenger in the backseat of the sedan being forcibly thrown from the vehicle.
Following the collision, another individual in the sedan’s rear seat collapsed, as per eyewitness accounts.
Tragically, both passengers were declared deceased at the scene. It was revealed that neither of them was wearing seatbelts at the time of the incident.
Authorities disclosed that the driver responsible for the accident initially fled the scene on foot but was apprehended shortly thereafter.
An ongoing investigation is underway to determine the circumstances surrounding this heartbreaking event.