ARCADIA (CBSLA) — One man is dead Thursday after somehow crashing a rental car sideways into a flower shop in Arcadia.
The crash was first reported at about 3:15 a.m. at Arcadia Main Florist, 30 Las Tunas Drive. The impact of the crash left the red vehicle wedged on its side through a display window of the shop.
Police say the car lost control and sheared a fire hydrant before flying into the closed flower shop.
The male driver was pronounced dead at the scene. He was later identified as 42-year-old Carl Chandler of Alhambra.
Witnesses told police they saw the car speeding just before the crash.