A man killed when he crashed a vehicle through a light pole and hit a Jacaranda tree in Watts was publicly identified Monday.
Obera Washington was 60 years old and died from the spinal injury called atlanto-occipital dislocation and blunt force trauma, the coroner’s office said. The death was deemed an accident.
The crash occurred about 5 p.m. Saturday at Century Boulevard and Grandee Avenue, according to the watch commander at the Los Angeles Police Department’s South Traffic Division.
Firefighters pronounced the man dead at the scene, the sergeant said.
No one else was injured, he said.