CARSON, Calif. -- Authorities say a bus crash in West Carson Wednesday morning occurred after the driver suffered a heart attack and died.
The crash occurred around 5:45 a.m. in the area of 220th Street and Normandie Avenue.
The Gardena city bus was traveling northbound on Normandie when the driver, 57-year-old Lynne Marie Monson, lost control and struck a fire hydrant, two utility poles and a tree. One of the poles snapped in half.
The bus crossed over a median and stopped short of crashing into a home on the opposite side of the street.
LAPD spokesman Richard French said Monson suffered a heart attack prior to the crash. She was pronounced dead at the scene.
The crash left some 3,000 DWP customers without power and caused a 40-foot geyser.
Four passengers were onboard at the time of the crash, officials said, adding that no other injuries were reported.
Los Angeles Police were keeping people away from the geyser out of fears that the water was electrically charged because of the power lines above.
The water was eventually shut off as a precaution.
Police: Bus Driver Had Heart Attack Before Deadly Crash
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