At approximately 1:10 am on the morning of November 26th, 2016, two separate automobile accidents occurred within minutes of each other on the northbound 605 Freeway, south of Carson St., resulting in two fatalities.
The Long Beach Fire Department, assisted by Orange County Fire Authority and the California Highway Patrol were on scene.
The first, and most southern accident involved two cars which appeared to have collided in (or close to) the HOV lane. The adult driver of one of the cars was ejected from their vehicle and determined to be deceased by LBFD Paramedics. Another adult required extrication with the Jaws of Life and was transported to a local trauma center. A third adult patient was transported to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
The second accident occurred a quarter mile north of the first, also northbound 605, south of Carson St. This involved a single car which appeared to have collided with the center divider. The adult driver appeared to have exited their car and was struck by another vehicle. This person was also determined to be deceased by LBFD Paramedics.
The California Highway Patrol is conducting the investigation of these incidents.