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GARDEN GROVE : Man Killed in Crash; Police Seek Witness

A 69-year-old man died early Thursday when his car crashed into a telephone pole, and police are looking for witnesses to the accident.

Lawrence Theodore Anastasi) of Anaheim was listed as dead on arrival at UCI Medical Center in Orange following the accident, Garden Grove Police Lt. Chuck Gibbs said.

Anastasi was found in his 1982 Datsun 210 station wagon at 12:55 a.m. Thursday, his car smashed into a telephone pole on Haster Street, south of Chapman Avenue.

The car was also damaged on its right side, Gibbs said.

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“We would like to hear from anybody to help shed light on what happened,” Gibbs said. “We don’t think anybody hit him (on the right side of the car). Probably, he hit some other object.”

Anastasi was not wearing a seat belt, police said.


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