Long Beach
Police Department

Media Relations
400 W. Broadway
Long Beach, CA 90802
(562) 570-5273
8/16/2021
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEPress Release #
Subject:
TRAFFIC FATALITY – WILLARD STREET AND PACIFIC AVENUE
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A fatal traffic collision earlier today resulted in the death of two female adults.

On August 16, 2021, at approximately 1:40 a.m., officers were patrolling near the area of Willard Street and Pacific Avenue when they located the scene of a traffic collision involving a Black 2017 Honda Civic and a Blue 2015 Toyota Camry. The traffic collision resulted in the death of two female adults.

Upon arrival, officers located two vehicles with significant collision damage and four adults suffering from injuries due to the collision. The Long Beach Fire Department responded to the scene and transported three of the four injured adults to local area hospitals with critical injuries. Despite the life-saving measures performed by fire personnel, a fourth injured adult ultimately succumbed to their injuries and was determined to be deceased at the scene.

Through their preliminary investigation, detectives learned a 44-year-old female resident of the City of Los Angeles was driving a 2017 Honda Civic northbound on Pacific Avenue when she collided with a Blue 2015 Toyota Camry.

The Honda driver was transported to a local hospital in critical but stable condition.

A passenger in the Honda, a 30-year-old male resident of Gardena, was transported to a local hospital in critical but stable condition.

A passenger in the Camry, a female adult approximately 25 to 30 years old, was determined to be deceased at the scene.

The Camry driver, a 21-year-old female adult resident of Long Beach, was transported to a local hospital, where she later succumbed to her injuries.

At this time, the identity of the decedents is being withheld pending notification to the next of kin by the Los Angeles County Coroner's Office.

While the cause of the collision remains under investigation, detectives believe speed was a factor in the collision. The investigation to determine if drugs or alcohol were a factor remains ongoing.

Anyone who may have witnessed this collision is asked to contact L.B.P.D Collision Investigation Detective Kevin Matter or Detective Shawn Loughlin at (562) 570-7355. Anonymous tips may be submitted through LA Crime Stoppers" by calling 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), downloading the "P3 TIPS" app to your smartphone (available at the Apple App store and Google Play), or visiting www.LACrimeStoppers.org.