Man, 21, Killed After Power Pole Topples Onto His Car

CITY TERRACE (CBS) — A 21-year-old driver who crashed into a power pole that fell on his car was fatally injured Sunday, the California Highway Patrol said.

The accident on Eastern Avenue at Folsom Street in City Terrace was reported at 1:03 a.m., and first-responders declared him dead on the spot, CHP Officer Patrick Kimball said.

The motorist, a Los Angeles resident, was driving a 1985 Honda Civic, according to the CHP.

Authorities notified Southern California Edison to cut electricity to the affected lines while repairs were made, Kimball said.

A coroner’s spokeswoman said the man’s name was being withheld, because his next of kin had yet to be notified of his death as of about 7 a.m.

(©2012 CBS Local Media, a division of CBS Radio Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Wire services contributed to this report.)


  • wilbur8p

    and this comment about the dea is concerning the story about the power pole falling on a car

  • lorena

    my deepest condolences and prayers to the family…. rest in peace …. can’t imagine the pain the family is going through sorry for your lost god give the family strength,peace,comfort and abundance in your life….. god bless

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