(L.A.) Moheb Samuel, 22, Died in a Tesla

Case Number: 2024-07755

Los Angeles County is reporting the death of a 22-year-old male that occurred in a vehicle.

The coroner’s office has identified the man as Moheb Samuel of Pasadena.

Height: 5 feet 8 inches / Weight: 150 pounds

Manner of Death: Accident

Cause of Death: Multiple Blunt-Force Traumatic Injuries

RIP MOHEB REDA SAMUEL (December 10, 2001 – May 11, 2024)

Formal pronouncement of death was made on Saturday at 2:45 a.m.

Note that the Department of Medical Examiner had initially given the decedent’s forename as Mohed, a misspelling of Moheb, which is a common name in Egypt. Reda is a common name in Ethiopia and Egypt.

The decedent was one of three people killed in a crash in Pasadena. He is believed to have been the driver who was speeding as he ran a red light and then failed to negotiate a curve, sending the car flying into a building. His younger sister and two other passengers are in serious condition at the hospital.

* Moheb Reda Samuel was arrested by Pasadena Police in October 2020 for driving without a license. He was arrested by California Highway Patrol in September 2023 for driving without a license and DUI Alcohol/Drugs with a blood alcohol level above 0.8. For some reason at booking, his race/ethnicity was listed as Samoan.

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NEWS REPORT

A Tesla crashed into the face of a building Saturday morning leaving three dead and three others in the hospital in Pasadena.

The crash happened at around 2:30 a.m. near Sierra Madre on Foothill Boulevard and Vista Street.

According to Pasadena Police, the Tesla Model 3 sedan with six passengers ran a red light at high speed, causing the driver to lose control.

The vehicle hit a curb before slamming into the building, fatally ejecting three occupants and injuring the others, aged between 17 and 22.

A few of those involved were students at Maranatha High School, a private Christian prep school.

The Tesla was traveling westbound on Foothill Boulevard. It is unknown whether its autopilot feature was engaged at the time of the crash.

There was evidence at the scene that alcohol may have been involved, but nothing definitive has yet been concluded.