Frances Rodriguez, Catrina Carrillo-Ruiz Killed in Crash on Pacific Avenue [Long Beach, CA]

Frances Rodriguez, Catrina Carrillo-Ruiz Killed in Crash on Pacific Avenue [Long Beach, CA]

Frances Rodriguez and Catrina Carrillo-Ruiz Killed in Crash on Pacific Avenue [Long Beach, CA]

Frances Rodriguez and Catrina Carrillo-Ruiz Killed in Crash on Pacific Avenue [Long Beach, CA]

Fatal Collision on Willard Street Results in Fatality

LONG BEACH, CA (August 17, 2021) Catrina Carrillo-Ruiz and Frances Rodriguez died, and two suffered injuries Monday morning after a major two-vehicle crash on Pacific Avenue.

The accident happened around 1:40 a.m., on August 16. Officers arrived at the intersection of Pacific Avenue and Willard Street.

According to reports, a 2017 Honda Civic and a 2015 Toyota Camry were involved. For reasons unknown, a 44-year-old woman driving the Honda north on Pacific Avenue struck the Toyota.

Medics arrived and pronounced a female passenger of the Toyota dead at the scene. The driver of the Toyota, a 19-year-old Long Beach woman, was taken to a local hospital where she died a short time later.

Authorities later identified the victims, Frances Rodriguez, 23 and Catrina Carrillo-Ruiz, 19, of Long Beach.

The driver of the Honda and her 30-year-old male passenger were taken to a hospital in critical condition.

Furthermore, officials closed the intersection for cleanup and investigation.

More information will be released about the two-vehicle crash on Pacific Avenue, once available.


Our deepest condolences are with the family and friends of Frances Rodriguez and Catrina Carrillo-Ruiz.


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