(L.A.) Stefan Michael Pfeiffer, 20, Died in a Tesla

Case Number: 2024-07757

Los Angeles County is reporting the death of a 20-year-old male that occurred in a vehicle.

The coroner’s office has identified the man as Stefan Pfeiffer.

Manner of Death: Accident

Cause of Death: Multiple Blunt-Force Traumatic Injuries

RIP STEFAN MICHAEL PFEIFFER (July 23, 2003 – May 11, 2024)

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

The decedent was one of three people killed when a Tesla crashed into a building in Pasadena. His mother told NBC4 that he had been an Eagle Scout and was a student at Pasadena City College. He was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the accident because there were too many people in the car; there were six of them total, four in the back seat.

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A white 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 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. The sedan ended up with its roof sheared off.

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