L.A. NOW

Southern California -- this just in

« Previous Post | L.A. NOW Home | Next Post »

Brea man dies after crashing into light pole

A 71-year-old male driver suffering from an unknown medical condition died after crashing into several cars along a one-mile stretch of roadway before hitting a light pole in Placentia, authorities said Saturday.

Robert Allen Williamson was driving a Toyota Prius east on Imperial Highway in Brea on Friday about 7:50 p.m. when he suddenly became incapable of controlling the car, Brea Police Lt. Darrin Devereux and an Orange County coroner’s investigator said.

As the Prius struck several cars, Williamson’s 71-year-old wife, who was in the passenger seat, attempted to steer the car until it crashed near the intersection of Imperial Highway and Rose Drive in Placentia, Devereux said.

Williamson, a Brea resident, was taken to UC Irvine Medical Center where he was pronounced dead. His wife was also taken to the hospital but appeared to have non-life-threatening injuries.

No other injuries were reported.

ALSO:

DUI suspect claims victim's bad parking led to fatal accident

Whitey Bulger may have more cash hidden away, prosecutors suggest

Search continues for suspect whose two partners were shot dead trying to rob jewelry store

-- Corina Knoll

 
Comments () | Archives (0)

Connect

Recommended on Facebook


Advertisement

In Case You Missed It...

Video

About L.A. Now
L.A. Now is the Los Angeles Times’ breaking news section for Southern California. It is produced by more than 80 reporters and editors in The Times’ Metro section, reporting from the paper’s downtown Los Angeles headquarters as well as bureaus in Costa Mesa, Long Beach, San Diego, San Francisco, Sacramento, Riverside, Ventura and West Los Angeles.
Have a story tip for L.A. Now?
Please send to newstips@latimes.com
Can I call someone with news?
Yes. The city desk number is (213) 237-7847.

Categories




Get Alerts on Your Mobile Phone

Sign me up for the following lists: