3 Teens Pronounced Dead after Auto Accident near Foothill Boulevard

PASADENA, CA (January 20, 2022) Andyn Bae, Eric Gullekson, and Nicholas Torres died in a crash on Michillinda Avenue, Sunday evening.

According to initial reports, the collision occurred just before 8:30 p.m., near Foothill Avenue.

Officers say Bae was driving a silver 2005 Honda on Michillinda Avenue and lost control for reasons unknown. As a result, the Honda crashed into a raised concrete curb edge and a nearby chain-link fence.

The Honda then continued into the freeway embankment and rolled over, coming to rest in the freeway overpass.

Due to the extent of injuries sustained, first responders pronounced 17-year-old Bae and his 16-year-old passenger, Gullekson dead at the scene.

Meanwhile, 17-year-old Torres was taken to a nearby hospital with life-threatening injuries, where he later died.

At this time, Pasadena Officials are still currently working to identify the circumstances surrounding the crash.


No words can mend the broken hearts and sorrow felt during this delicate moment. The team at Sweet James offers their deepest condolences and sympathies to the family and friends of Andyn Bae, Eric Gullekson, and Nicholas Torres.


It is important to have strong legal representation on your side when losing a loved one in a car accident. Reach out to the wrongful death lawyers at Sweet James today. With 20 years of experience in the field, they know what it takes to help you win your case. Their team understands that nothing can alleviate the emotional pain of a death of a loved one, but they can help you seek justice and compensation. Call their office at (800) 975-3435 for a free and confidential case evaluation. You can reach them 24 hours a day and 7 days a week through email, text, and online chat. Click here to request a police report.

For more accident news, click here.

LA Weekly