Written by AARON CASTREJON
IRWINDALE – Southern California Edison crews continue to repair equipment damaged during a fatal Monday crash.
An estimated 141 customers remain without power near the crash that occurred on eastbound Arrow Highway at Gayhurst Street around 4:26 p.m. February 21.
A 2019 grey Kia sedan being driven eastbound on Arrow Highway struck a 2016 Ford pickup truck that was turning south from westbound Arrow to Gayhurst Street. The Kia then struck a power pole, according to the Irwindale Police Department.
The driver of the Kia died at the scene. His female passenger was extricated from the vehicle and taken by helicopter to a trauma center. The driver of the Ford truck was uninjured and spoke with investigators.
“SCE crews are currently on-scene to restore power and to repair the damaged utility pole. This work is expected to take 24-hours to complete,” according to the Irwindale Police Department in a statement posted at 1:42 a.m.
It is unclear if alcohol and/or drugs were factors in the crash.
Anyone with information on this fatal collision is urged to call Irwindale Police Officer Shawn Cory at 626-430-2244 or by email at email@example.com.
Information can be provided anonymously by calling LA Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), through the P3Tips mobile app, or alcrimestoppers.org.