Man Killed in Crash on West Ninth Street ID’d

Silverio Arturo Vasquez, Jr., 64, of Los Angeles, was identified as the driver who died in a collision with a big rig truck on West Ninth Street in Long Beach.

The two-vehicle traffic accident occurred at about 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 11th at the intersection of Anaheim Street and West Ninth Street, according to the Long Beach Post.

Silverio Arturo Vasquez was driving a 2009 Lexus ES350 northbound on West Ninth Street.

Meanwhile, a driver in a 2014 Volvo semi-truck was heading southbound on the same street.

Police believe that Vasquez made an unsafe turn towards westbound Anaheim Street and crashed head-on with the truck. Paramedics responded, but the Los Angeles man died at the scene.

The 30-year-old Santa Ana man driving the truck stopped and cooperated with police and the investigation.

Authorities are investigating the crash and believe that speed is a contributing factor in this collision, according to the report.

Witnesses are asked to call Detective Kevin Johansen at 562-570-7355, or Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS. Tipsters may also use the website

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