On June 7, 2019 at approximately 10:25 p.m., officers were dispatched to Del Amo Boulevard and Orange Avenue regarding an injury traffic collision, which resulted in the death of a female adult.
When Officers arrived on scene, they discovered an unconscious female driver seat belted inside a 2003 GMC Yukon and a heavily damaged, 2018 Nissan Titan puck-up truck, containing two male adult and two male juvenile injured passengers and an injured driver. Long Beach Fire Department Paramedics responded and transported the five occupants from the pick-up truck to local hospitals. The female driver was determined deceased on scene by paramedics.
The preliminary investigation revealed that a 20-year-old male resident of Long Beach, was driving the 2018 Nissan Titan east on Del Amo Boulevard attempting to accelerate through the intersection with Orange Avenue as the traffic control light was phasing to red. As the Nissan entered into the intersection, the 2003 GMC Yukon was broadsided, which was traveling north on Orange Avenue.
It was determined that the driver of the GMC was wearing her seatbelt, however sustained traumatic fatal injuries. Four of the five occupants in the Nissan were also wearing seatbelts and those occupants sustained a variety of injures.
The driver of the GMC is only being identified as a 49-year-old resident of Long Beach, pending notification to next of kin.
Both drivers had a valid driver’s license. While at the hospital, driver of the Nissan provided a blood sample to determine if he was driving impaired. The investigation remains on-going.
Anyone who may have information regarding this incident is asked to call Long Beach Police Department Collision Investigation Detail Detective Steve Fox at (562) 570-7110. Anonymous tips may be submitted through “LA Crime Stoppers” by calling 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), downloading the “P3 Tips” app to your smart phone (available at the Apple App store and Google Play), or visiting www.lacrimestoppers.org.