Man dies in traffic accident on Imperial that shuts off power to some businesses


A man in his 20s died early Thursday morning after his Toyota pick-up truck slammed into a fire hydrant before striking a power pole in the 200 block of East Imperial Highway, shutting off power to some businesses and forcing a lane closure.

The identity of the driver, who was pronounced dead at the scene following the 2:42 a.m. crash, has yet to be determined, the Fullerton PD said in a news release.

The Orange County Coroner’s Office responded to the scene and is currently working to identify the driver. The investigation remains ongoing.

A traffic Sig-Alert will remain in effect through late Thursday morning, and Edison is on the scene working to restore power to affected businesses.

Anyone with information about the incident is urged to contact Investigator H. Rios of the Fullerton PD at 714-738-6812. Those wishing to provide information anonymously can call the Orange County Crime Stoppers at 1(855) TIP-OCCS or visit their website at