Two Killed in 405 Freeway Accidentt

Steven Harvey and Humberto Arteaga Killed 

Two men, ID’d as Steven Harvey and Humberto Arteaga Jr., were killed in a Sunday morning collision. 

The accident occurred on February 20th around 1:30 a.m. in Seal Beach. 

There were at least seven vehicles involved in the collision that took place within the southbound lanes of the 405 Freeway. 

A 2016 and 2012 Honda Civic collided with at least 5 other vehicles. 

Reports also included that one of the vehicles was driving the wrong way prior to the accident. 

Sadly, Arteaga Jr. III, 21, of La Puente died at the scene. Steven Harvey, 30, of Midway City, also died as a result. 

Additionally, an unidentified involved driver also suffered major injuries and was taken to Long Beach Memorial Hospital for treatment. 

Further details will be provided once an investigation is concluded. 

JT Legal Group sends our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Steven Harvey and Humberto Arteaga Jr. 

Although crashes involving wrong-way driving account for only 3% of motor vehicle accidents, they usually have a higher fatality rate as they are often head-on collisions. A study in Virginia concluded that those accidents which include wrong-way driving are twenty-seven times more likely to end in a fatality compared to other types of accidents.

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.

Contact JT Legal Group at (888) 529-3111 if you need legal assistance following an accident.

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