A suspected drunken driver who was speeding was blamed for a crash early Saturday that killed a 55-year-old man in Azusa, authorities said.
The crash was reported at 12:30 a.m. on Jackson Street, said CHP Officer Patrick Kimball, and the victim was pronounced dead at the scene, officials said.
His name was not immediately released pending notification of kin, according to a CHP crash report.
The victim was driving his 2006 Toyota north on Jackson Street when the car was broadsided at an intersection by a 2001 GMC pickup truck reportedly driven by Juan C. Salinas-Reyes, 38.
The truck was allegedly traveling about 80 miles per hour, according to the CHP.
Salinas-Reyes' truck continued out of control and struck a wooden pole, shearing it and knocking down power lines; he suffered minor injuries.
He was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol causing death, driving with a suspended license, vehicular manslaughter while under the influence of alcohol with gross negligence and driving with a .08 or greater blood alcohol level causing death.
A spokesperson for Southern California Edison said there were no outages as a result of the downed power lines.