1 woman dead, 5 injured in Bixby Knolls crash

A 49-year-old woman was killed Friday night in Bixby Knolls after a truck going through an intersection broadsided her SUV, police said.

Officers found the woman unconscious in the driver’s seat of a 2003 GMC Yukon at Del Amo Boulevard and Orange Avenue at about 10:25 p.m. A 2018 Nissan Titan pick-up truck was also at the intersection heavily damaged with two men and two male juvenile passengers and an injured 20-year-old male driver.

Paramedics took the five occupants of the truck to local hospitals, but the driver of the Yukon was determined dead at the scene.

The Los Angeles County Coroners Office identified the woman as Rosalva Fierro, but they do not know her city of residence.

Police determined in the preliminary investigation that the driver of the truck was going east on Del Amo Boulevard and trying to accelerate through the intersection at Orange Avenue as the light was turning red.

The GMC was traveling north on Orange Avenue and was broadsided as the truck entered the intersection.

“It was determined that the driver of the GMC was wearing her seatbelt, however sustained traumatic fatal injuries,” police said in a news release. “Four of the five occupants in the Nissan were also wearing seatbelts and those occupants sustained a variety of injuries.”

Both drivers had a valid licenses and the driver of the Nissan provided a blood sample at the hospital to determine if he was driving impaired.

Police ask anyone with information on this incident to call Detective Steve Fox at 562-570-7110.

Editor’s note: This story has been updated with the name of the deceased victim.  

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Valerie Osier is a breaking news and crime reporter for the Long Beach Post. She’s a Riverside native who found her love for journalism while at community college. She graduated from the Cal State Long Beach journalism program in 2017 and covered the Palos Verdes Peninsula for the Daily Breeze prior to coming to the Post. She lives in Long Beach with her husband and two cats.
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