Pregnant woman and unborn child killed in road rage DUI collision
A fatal traffic collision Saturday resulted in the death of a pregnant woman and the arrest of a male adult suspect.
On Saturday, at 11:36 a.m., officers responded to the intersection of Long Beach Boulevard and 52nd Street regarding an injury traffic collision, which resulted in the death of a pregnant female adult and her unborn child.
Upon arrival, officers discovered there were three vehicles involved in the collision and located a GMC pickup truck in the intersection with three injured occupants; a male adult, a female adult, and a male juvenile. The female adult was suffering from critical injuries as a result of the collision, and the male adult and juvenile were suffering from non-life-threatening injures. The Long Beach Fire Department responded to the scene and transported all three occupants to a local hospital for treatment.
Through their preliminary investigation, detectives learned a male adult was driving his 2006 GMC pickup truck at a high rate of speed southbound on Long Beach Boulevard with a female adult and 10-year-old male juvenile as passengers. The driver of the GMC was involved in a road rage incident with a second vehicle for several blocks as the driver of the second vehicle attempted to disengage from the road rage incident. A 45-year-old adult male resident of Long Beach, who was not involved in the road rage incident, was inside a 2004 Toyota Corolla and was parked along the west curb south of Mountain View Street. As he pulled away from the curb, he collided with the GMC. The driver of the GMC lost control of his vehicle and struck a parked, unoccupied pickup truck just north of 52nd Street.
The adult female passenger was determined to be approximately 8 months pregnant, and both she and her unborn child succumbed to their injuries at the hospital. At this time, the female is only being identified as a 23-year-old resident of Long Beach pending notification to the the next of kin by the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office.
The driver of the GMC was identified as Miguel Larios, a 26-year-old resident of Long Beach. He was arrested and booked for two counts of gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated, one count of driving under the influence, and one count of child endangerment. Bail was set at $200,000.
Anyone who may have information regarding this incident is asked to call Long Beach Police Department Collision Investigation Detail Detective Joseph Johnson or Kelsey Myers at (562)570-7355. Anonymous tips may be submitted through “LA Crime Stoppers” by calling 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), downloading the “P3 TIPS” app to your smartphone (available at the Apple App store and Google Play), or visiting www.LACrimeStoppers.org.
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