2 Killed, 4 Hospitalized in Wrong-Way Crash on 405 Freeway near Studebaker Road [LONG BEACH, CA]
Wrong-Way Crash on 405 Freeway in Long Beach Kills Two and Sends Four Others to Hospital
LONG BEACH, CA (October 31, 2020) – Two people were killed and four others were hospitalized following a wrong-way crash early Saturday morning in Long Beach.
The crash happened around 3:50 a.m. on southbound 405 Freeway, just north of Studebaker Road.
According to the California Highway Patrol, a 23-year-old Los Angeles woman was driving a 2016 Nissan the wrong way. She then struck a 2016 Toyota, driven by a 32-year-old Long Beach man.
The impact of the initial crash caused a chain reaction involving eight more vehicles.
The drivers of the Nissan and Toyota both died at the scene.
Firefighters and paramedics rushed four people to area hospitals with unspecified injuries.
Five others were only evaluated at the scene.
The southbound 405 was shut down for several hours between Woodruff Avenue and the 605 Freeway. The CHP reported that all lanes of the freeway had reopened around 10:30 a.m.
Further investigation into the crash in underway.
Our sincere sympathies are with the families and friends of the deceased victims.
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