(L.A.) Rex Minter, 95, Died in a Hospital

Case Number: 2022-13359

Los Angeles County is reporting the death of a 95-year-old Caucasian male that occurred in a hospital.

The coroner’s office has identified the man as Rex Minter.

Manner of Death: Accident

Cause of Death: Traumatic Injuries

RIP REX MINTER (September 21, 1927 – December 22, 2022)

The decedent was a former mayor of Santa Monica, serving between 1963 and 1967 before going on to be a Los Angeles County Superior Court judge. He died as a passenger of a plane that tried to make an emergency landing on the shoreline just south of Santa Monica Pier. The plane ended up flipping over on its top as the pilot tried to land in the waves. The pilot survived the crash.