Off-duty L.A. County sheriff’s deputy is killed, passenger injured in high-speed crash

Map highlighting the location of the crash, at the intersection of Santa Anita Ave and Freer Street.

An off-duty Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputy was killed early Thursday morning after he drove a vintage sports car into a light pole in Temple City and was thrown from the vehicle, according to the California Highway Patrol.

A female passenger also suffered unknown injuries when the vehicle, a 1965 MKIII Shelby Cobra, crashed into a sign near the intersection of Santa Anita Avenue and Freer Street and rammed the pole, a CHP spokesperson said.

The deceased driver was 33-year-old Sheriff’s Deputy Cameron Fish, the department said in a statement Thursday.

Fish, who had been with the Sheriff’s Department for 12 years, worked in the Custody Division and Court Services Division, according to the statement.


CHP investigators said the exact cause of the crash, which occurred around 2 a.m., was still under review, but they had determined that speeding was a contributing factor.