Man, 42, Killed in Long Beach Weekend Crash

A 42-year-old man was killed Friday evening when a Maserati sports car crashed into a tree in the city’s Circle Area neighborhood, splitting the car in two.

The victim, who was a passenger in the vehicle, was identified as a Buena Park man by the Long Beach Police Department (LBPD). The coroner’s office today identified him as Joseph Testone of Nampa, Idaho.

The crash occurred at around 7:00PM Friday on Los Coyotes Diagonal near Outer Traffic Circle, Long Beach police said. Testone was pronounced dead at the scene.

The 54-year-old man from Long Beach who was driving the Maserati Quattroporte was ejected onto the roadway, police said. He was hospitalized in critical condition.

The preliminary investigation revealed that the sports car was going at a high rate of speed while turning left from the southbound Outer Traffic Circle to eastbound Los Coyotes Diagonal, police said. The driver lost control of the vehicle and crashed into a tree, shearing the car in half. The vehicle came to rest in front of 4600 Los Coyotes Boulevard

Alcohol was possibly a factor in the crash, police said. The investigation is ongoing.

Both occupants of the Maserati were wearing seatbelts and the driver had a valid license, police said.

Anyone with information regarding the collision are asked to contact Detective S. Fox of the Long Beach Police Department Collision Investigation Detail at (562) 570-7355.

City News Service contributed to this report.

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Stephanie Rivera is the community engagement editor for the Long Beach Post. After graduating from CSULB with a degree in journalism, Stephanie worked for Patch Latino and City News Service before coming to the Long Beach Post in 2015.