Driver Dies in Dramatic Early Morning Accident in Arcadia

An early morning accident took the life of one when the vehicle ended up in a flower shop on Las Tunas Drive. – Courtesy photo by Ed Davis

On Aug. 8, 2019, at approximately 3:15 a.m., officers responded to the 00 block of Las Tunas Drive, on the report of a solo vehicle traffic collision. A preliminary investigation revealed a red sedan was traveling westbound on Las Tunas Drive from Santa Anita Avenue. For unknown reasons, the vehicle struck the center median and crossed the eastbound lanes of traffic. The vehicle went up the curb and struck a nearby building.

Paramedics from the Arcadia Fire Department responded and the driver was pronounced deceased at the scene. The identity of the driver has not been confirmed at this time and there were no other occupants inside the vehicle.

The case is currently under investigation. Anyone with information on this incident is encouraged to contact the Arcadia Police Department at (626) 574-5151, case number 19-3792. If you prefer to provide information anonymously, you may call “Crime Stoppers” by dialing (800) 222-TIPS (8477), use your smartphone by downloading the “P3 Tips” mobile app on Google Play or the Apple App Store, or by using the website

August 8, 2019

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