Fatal Long Beach Crash Pacific Ave and 21st Street (Aug. 16)

2 Killed, 2 Injured, in Long Beach Crash

 Fatal Long Beach Crash Pacific Ave and 21st Street (Aug. 16)LONG BEACH, Calif. (August 16, 2021) — A fatal Long Beach crash happened early Monday morning at Pacific Avenue and 21st Street.

Two women died in the 1:40 a.m. collision on August 16th between a 2015 Toyota Camry and a 2017 Honda Civic, according to the Long Beach Police Department.

Catrina Carrillo-Ruiz, 19, of Long Beach, died at the hospital. Her 23-year-old passenger, Frances Rodriguez, died at the scene.

Also, two others suffered major injuries in the two-vehicle collision. One was a 44-year-old Los Angeles woman who was driving the Honda. The other is a 30-year-old Gardena man who was a passenger in the Honda. They are both listed in critical but stable condition, police said.

It’s unknown at this time what led up to the multi-vehicle crash. The woman was riding in one of the vehicles as a passenger. She suffered major injuries and died at the scene. Her name will be released after family members are notified of the fatal Long Beach crash.

Meanwhile, paramedics rushed three other people to hospitals with serious injuries, police said.

Authorities closed down the intersection to traffic and conducted an investigation, according to police.

Also, tow trucks removed the damaged vehicles from the fatal Long Beach crash scene.

Meanwhile, investigators seek to determine fault for the collision. Witnesses may call detectives at 562-570-7355, or Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS.


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