Update: The 18-year-old teen who died in a car accident on the Arroyo Seco Parkway Tuesday morning was confirmed by the L.A. Coroner's office as Agustin Velasquez.
According to Velasquez's aunt, Leah Reyes, he was a recent high school graduate who lived in City Terrace. Friends and family referred to him as "Freddie."
"He was just a nice and friendly kid, he never got into trouble," Reyes said. "It's just such a shock, I had just seen him two days ago."
His mother, Jenny Velasquez, said her son had taken a job at a warehouse immediately after graduating to save money for college.
"He graduated in July. He got a job and started working graveyard shifts so he could save money for college," Velasquez said. "He was a good kid, he wanted to be a music producer."
Velasquez said her son had purchased the car that he was driving at the time of the accident with the money he saved from his warehouse job.
"He just bought the car a month ago," she said.
Original Article: An 18-year-old male from Los Angeles was killed around 1 a.m. Tuesday after losing control of his vehicle on the southbound Pasadena (110) Freeway just south of Orange Grove Avenue in South Pasadena, according to the California Highway Patrol (CHP).
The man was driving at an unsafe speed, before veering off and hitting the center concrete wall of the freeway, accordng to reports. His Honda was then hit by another male driver, 78, from Artesia, who was transported to Huntington Memorial Hospital for minor injuries.
The 18-year-old male was pronounced dead at the scene.
A passing vehicle hit the debris from the Honda, but there were no additional injuries.
The crash resulted in the closure of all southbound lanes, however they have reopened since the accident. The collision is still under investigation, according to CHP.
This is the second fatal crash to occur on the freeway in the past eight months. In August,
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