Female driver loses life after driving off pier

On Feb. 21, at approximately 1:08pm, Long Beach Police and Fire Department personnel responded to a traffic incident involving a vehicle that went into the water at the end of Pier G.
Long Beach Fire Department personnel rescued a female victim from the vehicle and transported her to a local hospital with major head trauma; however, she was pronounced deceased shortly after arriving, according to a news release by the Long Beach Police Department.
The preliminary investigation, which included witness statements, indicated that the driver, identified as 64-year-old Diana Dass of Long Beach, was seen travelling southbound on the 710 Freeway and around the Long Beach Harbor at a high rate of speed and driving very erratically prior to the accident. Prescription medication bottles were recovered from the vehicle and the victim’s purse, and it is unknown if the victim was under the influence at the time of the accident.
The Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office will determine the official cause of death.
Anyone with information regarding this incident should contact Long Beach Police Accident Investigations Detective Brian Watt at (562) 570-7355.

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  1. I am the surviving daughter of Diana…my mother had been sickly for years this report was never updated….. the accident after investigation was pronounced and medical accident due to health was the cause….prescription medication were not found in my moms system….they were in the car because she had different doctors and she needed them to compare side affects shevwas concerned about. …The day of accident she just left one doctors office who administered a shot for pain….this was a very tragic accident that has left me her only surviving child heart broken……please no my mom would have never never taken her life pray fir my family we r still greiving….

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