Lynwood Woman Dies Following Car Crash in Long Beach

A 19-year-old Lynwood woman was killed following a two-car collision in downtown Long Beach Thursday night, authorities said.

deadlycarcrashLong Beach police were dispatched at 9:44PM to the area of Ocean Boulevard and Falcon Avenue regarding an injury traffic collision.

Officials believe a 19-year-old South Gate man driving a 2003 Ford Mustang attempted to make a left turn from eastbound Ocean Boulevard to northbound Falcon Avenue when he was struck by a 17-year-old Long Beach resident driving a 2004 Hyundai Santa Fe, according to a preliminary investigation. The 17-year-old was traveling westbound on Ocean Boulevard.

The impact of the collision caused a passenger in the Mustang, a 19-year-old Lynwood woman, to be ejected from the vehicle, officials said.

A witness attempted life-saving efforts to the woman, who sustained traumatic injuries, until police and fire personnel arrived. Fire personnel transported the woman to a local hospital where she later died of her injuries.

The driver of the Mustang was also transported to a local hospital for injuries he sustained in the crash.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the Collision Investigation Detail Detective David Whelan or David Lauro 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

Above, left: photo by Adrian Liwanag.

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