March 18, 2006

Celebrity Death Site Sighting

Who: Peter Tomarken, host of 1980s game show Press Your Luck

Where: Santa Monica State Beach, about 21 miles from my home

When: Last Monday, March 13

What Happened: Tomarken's Beechcraft plane crashed a few hundred feet offshore in Santa Monica Bay just after take-off from from Santa Monica Airport, killing him and his wife

What I Saw: Hours after the crash, the (empty) plane being dragged out of the ocean by bulldozers and divers

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