Catrina Carrillo-Ruiz and Frances Rodriguez Left Dead Following Crash in Long Beach

A two-vehicle collision claimed the life of 2 women and left 2 others hospitalized on Monday morning. 

The crash occurred August 16th at the intersection of Pacific Avenue and 21st Street at about 1:40 a.m. 

According to reports, a 44-year-old woman was heading northbound in a Honda Civic when she collided with a Toyota Camry. A 30-year-old man was the passenger in the Honda. The cause of the crash is currently unknown. 

23-year-old Frances Rodriguez died at the scene and was a passenger of the Toyota Camry. Catrina Carrillo-Ruiz, 19, was the driver of the Camry and she was taken to the hospital where she later died as a result of her injuries. The other 2 have sustained serious injuries and are in critical but stable condition. 

As a result of the crash authorities also issued a closure of the intersection for a period of time. 

Those with any additional information are advised to contact authorities. Investigators are still working to determine the cause of the collision. 

In 2020, studies showed that the state of California reported 3,723 motor-vehicle deaths which was an increase from 2019. 

Additionally, in the U.S. one’s odds of dying in a car accident is around 1 in 107. 

If your injuries are caused by the negligence of a third party you may be entitled to compensation. In the event of a death, families may be entitled to wrongful death benefits. 

It is also important to remember that in the state of California a person involved in a car accident who has sustained injuries has to file a claim within two years of the accident. 

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