Man, young girl dead in one-vehicle crash

July 4, 2011 4:55:33 AM PDT
A man and a young girl died in a crash late Sunday afternoon in Pasadena. According to the Pasadena Police Department, 56-year-old Daniel Gardner was driving a Mazda pickup truck at a high rate of speed in the 8600 block of Red Bluff. Gardner lost control of his truck. He hit a utility pole, wrapping the vehicle around it.

Gardner and his passenger -- his step-great-granddaughter Lyric Fox, 12 -- were both killed.

Police said there was no indication that alcohol was a factor.