Support for LAist comes from
We Explain L.A.
Stay Connected

Share This


Mother And Daughter Die In Violent Two-Car Crash In Pasadena

LAist relies on your reader support, not paywalls.
Freely accessible local news is vital. Please power our reporters and help keep us independent with a donation today.

A mother and daughter were killed, and four others hospitalized in a deadly two-car crash in Pasadena early this morning.

Police responded to reports of a crash near North El Molino Avenue and East Maple Street around 12:15 a.m., according to City News Service. When they arrived at the scene, they found that two women were killed, four were injured, and one was treated at the scene.

L.A. County Coroner Assistant Chief Ed Winter identified the mother and daughter as Maria Escobedo-Torres, 42, and Vanessa Escobedo, 18, who were both from Burbank. The mother was driving the car with her daughter as a passenger at the time of the crash. The other car was carrying five people.

Three women and one man were taken to the hospital to be treated for their injuries, according to ABC 7. Their conditions ranged from minor to critical. The driver of the car was treated at the scene.

Support for LAist comes from

KTLA reports that video of the scene shortly after the crash appears to show a car flipped upside down, and the front end of the other car seriously damaged.

Police said that it wasn't clear at this moment if alcohol played a factor in the crash, and authorities are investigating the crash.