Sheriff Deputy Cameron Fish Dead in Crash
An off-duty Sheriff Deputy was killed in a single-vehicle collision on Thursday morning, September 16th on Santa Anita Avenue.
Cameron Fish, 33, was reportedly driving at high speeds around 2 a.m. with 28-year-old Diana Whang in the passenger seat.
Just north of Freer Street, Fish lost control of his 1965 Shelby Cobra 427 and veered off the roadway. As a result, both Fish and Whang were ejected and the vehicle hit a light pole.
Sadly, Sheriff Deputy Cameron Fish was pronounced dead at the scene. Diana Whang, on the other hand, was rushed to the hospital and is currently being treated for a head injury.\
Investigators are working to determine what may have factored into the fatal collision.
Speeding is without a doubt one of the leading causes in motor vehicle accidents, killing 9,478 people in 2018 according to the NHTSA. It was also a contributing factor in 26% of traffic accidents that resulted in death(s). The dangers of speeding include:
- Loss of control of vehicle
- Increase in crash severity
- Increase in fuel consumption and/or cost
- Reduces the effectiveness of protection equipment