On Friday, June 20, 2014, at approximately 9:25 a.m., Long Beach Police responded to the intersection of Willow Street and Webster Avenue regarding an injury traffic collision.
Arriving officers discovered a 2009 Mini Cooper on it’s side, a 2003 Acura TL with major front-end damage and a parked 1995 Honda Civic with major rear-end damage.
The Mini Cooper was occupied by the driver and one passenger who both sustained injuries. Long Beach Fire Department personnel transported the driver and passenger to a local hospital. The driver, a 62-year-old resident of Carson, is in stable condition. The passenger, identified as 60-year-old long beach resident Chanpisey Meas, was pronounced deceased at the hospital. The Acura TL was occupied by only the driver, a 22-year-old resident of Carson, who sustained minor injuries. The parked Honda Civic was unoccupied.
The preliminary investigation revealed that the Acura TL was traveling eastbound on Willow Street. The Mini Cooper was traveling westbound on Willow Street and attempted to make a left turn onto southbound Webster Avenue. The Mini Cooper was broadsided by the Acura TL, causing the Mini Cooper to turn on it's side, sliding into a light pole and then into the parked Honda Civic.
The driver of the Acura TL was interviewed and released at the scene. The driver of the Mini Cooper was interviewed and released. The investigation remains ongoing.
Anyone with information regarding this collision is asked to call Long Beach Police Department Collision Investigation Detail Detective Brain Watt at (562) 570-5520. 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