Stuart Elder Accident Investigation Sent To DA

Who is Stuart Elder anyway?

Investigators with the California Highway Patrol delivered their report on Thursday to the Monterey County District Attorney’s Office in connection with a collision that killed two Peninsula women.

Linda LaRone, 65, and Sharon Daly, 72, well-known former owners of a Pacific Grove pet store, died in the April 7 crash on Sloat Road in Pebble Beach.

Stuart Elder, 30, was arrested by CHP officers on suspicion of vehicular manslaughter while under the influence.

Selvia Gattas, 20, a passenger in Elder’s car, was hospitalized and released.

Friends of LaRone and Daly expressed frustration that months after the crash, Elder has yet to be charged by prosecutors in what Chief Assistant District Attorney Terry Spitz calls a “fairly complex” case.

Spitz said prosecutor Ed Hazel was briefed Thursday on the CHP’s report and “has questions for the investigator to follow up on.”

Stuart Elder Accident Investigation Sent To DA