Coroner’s officials have identified two men who died Thursday in a fatal car crash in Walnut and an apparent suicide in Industry:
WALNUT — For the third time in 15 months, a person died Thursday in a crash on Amar Road in Walnut, authorities said.
Patrick Deon Donelson, 41, of West Covina died at the scene of the crash at Amar Road near Meadow Pass Road shortly after 3 p.m., Los Angeles County Department of Coroner Chief of Operations Craig Harvey said.
He was westbound on Amar Road about half an hour earlier when his car struck a light pole, Los Angeles County sheriff’s Sgt. Mario Estrada said. He was the only one inside the car.
The cause of the crash was not available Friday.
In April, 21-year-old Jennifer Marie Garcia died when the car she rode in with three friends struck a tree in the center median on on westbound Amar Road near Braes River Drive.
In April of last year, Wilfred Quizon Sabas, 30, died on westbound Amar Road at Braes River Drive when he lost control of his motorcycle and struck a traffic light pole.
INDUSTRY — Authorities released the name Friday of a man who apparently committed suicide by jumping from a bridge.
Cardon Lenn Gifford, 54, of West Covina died at the scene after jumping from a bridge near Valley Boulevard and Azusa Avenue shortly after 10 p.m. Thursday, sheriff’s and coroner’s officials said.
Sheriff’s officials described the man as a transient.
Officials responded after someone reported seeing the man standing on top of the bridge.
He jumped jumped head-first and landed on a set of train tracks below, authorities said.