Long Beach, CA (November 5, 2020) – Two people were killed early Saturday morning after a multi-vehicle crash involving a wrong-way driver occurred on the southbound 405 freeway in Long Beach.

Per reports from the California Highway Patrol, officers received a call early Saturday morning in Orange County. Authorities said they were alerted to a wrong-way driver, with witnesses stating that a Nissan was heading northbound in the southbound HOV lane of the 405.

By the time officers tracked down the wrong-way driver, they had collided head-on with a driver heading southbound in the HOV lane. Both the wrong-way driver and the driver of the other vehicle died on the scene.

The Los Angeles County Coroner’s office said that the wrong-way driver was identified as 23-year-old Kaylee Perez of Los Angeles. The driver who was struck was identified as 32-year-old Manasseh Marion of Long Beach.

Due to poor visibility, eight more vehicles collided with Marion’s car, resulting in a pile-up. Officials said that those drivers could not see the crash with enough time to stop.

At least seven people were transported to area hospitals via ambulance, including two trauma patients and five minor injury patients.

The CHP reported that all lanes of the freeway had reopened around 10:30 a.m., though the accident remains under investigation at this time.

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the families of Manasseh Marion and Kaylee Perez. Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families in hopes of a full recovery.

Fatal Car Accidents in Long Beach

11.5 Long Beach, CA - Two Killed & Seven Injured in Wrong-Way Crash on I-405Statistics regarding car accidents in the state of California have shown that the three primary causes of fatal vehicle collisions are driving under the influence, driving at excessive rates of speed, and driving while distracted. Together these driving infractions are responsible for approximately 80% of all in-state car accidents.

If a member of your family was killed during a car accident, the California personal injury attorneys at Beckerman Anderson are here to assist you. 

Our Orange County wrongful death attorneys have the background and the experience that make us the most effective legal representation in the area. We know exactly what it takes to get you the maximum amount of financial compensation you are entitled to under state law.

With a detailed understanding of the complex network that is the California legal system, our esteemed personal injury attorneys know exactly what has to be done to build a successful California personal injury claim. 

If you have a loved one who was killed during a car accident, we strongly urge you to reach out to our Orange County car accident attorneys by calling our law offices at (949) 474-2254 and scheduling a consultation for a free evaluation of your California wrongful death claim.

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