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TRAFFIC FATALITY

By Will Nash | January 21, 2013

On Saturday, January 19, 2013, at approximately 8:42 p.m., the LBFD responded to Del Amo Boulevard just east of Orange Avenue regarding a single vehicle injury traffic collision that resulted in the death of a male adult.

Apon arrival, units found a overturned white 2002 Chevy Suburban that had contained six occupants. Four of the occupants had been ejected from the vehicle, with two trapped inside that needed extrication. All six occupants, males in their 20′s, were transported to local hospitals with varyiing injuries. One of the passengers was pronounced deceased at the hospital as a result of injuries sustained from the collision. Two of the passengers were treated and released from the hospital. The driver and the other two passengers were admitted and listed in critical but stable condition.

Investigators believe the driver was traveling eastbound on Del Amo Boulevard at a high rate of speed when he lost control of the vehicle, causing him to strike the center divider and flip the vehicle several times before coming to rest in the eastbound lanes of Del Amo Boulevard.

Prior to striking the center divider, witnesses observed the SUV possibly racing a dark colored vehicle eastbound on Del Amo Boulevard.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Long Beach Police Accident Investigation Detective Brian Watt at (562) 570-7355. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous may call 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), or text TIPLA plus your tip to 274637 (CRIMES), or visit www.LACrimeStoppers.org.

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