Los Angeles Man Dies in Weekend Car Crash

A 27-year-old man killed when his car collided with another car on a street in Long Beach was publicly identified today.

He was Wilbur Loza of Los Angeles, coroner’s Lt. Larry Dietz said.

The collision occurred about 10:00PM Saturday near the intersection of Atlantic Avenue and Atlantic Place, according to Long Beach police.

Loza was driving a 2016 Chevrolet Cruze south on Atlantic Place, police said. He apparently failed to make a turn at the end of the road and drove over a raised median and into the northbound lanes of Atlantic Avenue, police said.

The Cruze then slammed into a 2014 Toyota Corolla driven by a 24-year-old Compton man with a 20-year-old woman passenger. Both vehicles sustained major front end damage, indicating a head-on collision, police said. Loza was pronounced dead at the scene.

Both people from the Toyota were hospitalized, police said, adding that alcohol does not appear to have been a factor in the crash.

Anyone who witnessed the accident was urged to call the LBPD at (562) 570-7355. Anonymous tips can be submitted to Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-TIPS.

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