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Two Killed by Wrong-Way Driver in Lakewood

Two people were killed Tuesday night after a wrong-way driver plowed into another car in Lakewood, authorities said.

The crash occurred about 9:30 p.m. near Paramount and Del Amo boulevards, according to Sgt. James Jobling of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

According to the preliminary investigation, a person driving the wrong way smashed head-on into another car; the two people in that vehicle were fatally injured, Jobling said.

Both were pronounced dead at the scene. Their identities were not released pending notification of family.

Information on injuries to the wrong-way driver was not immediately available, and sheriff’s investigators were looking into whether the driver was under the influence of alcohol or another substance, Jobling said.

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Long Beach couple killed in Lakewood crash were engaged, planned to marry in fall A Long Beach man and woman killed by a suspected drunken driver in Lakewood Tuesday night were a longtime couple planning to get married in October, friends and family said. The victims, 30-year-old Brian Urquia and 28-year-old Rosanna Williams, were identified Friday by the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office. A GoFundMe page set up by Abel Urquia, Brian’s father, has raised $11,890 of its $10,000 goal as of 4 p.m. Friday. All funds raised will be used to provide for funeral services to be held at… Read more »

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Photos of MVA: Del Amo Blvd. Simple Road: Del Amo Boulevard. www.loscerritosnews.net/2016/06/22/two-killed-by-wrong-way-driver-in-lakewood/ Del Amo Boulevard West of the 605 Freeway looks fine. Appears to be a street in America. Take the same street Del Amo Boulevard East of the 605 to the La Palma / Del Amo Bridge, Del Amo Boulevard is trashed especially by Artesia High School. Take the same street Del Amo Boulevard East of the Del Amo /La Palma Bridge, it it looks like newer city in America. What is with these cities, why we can’t take a major arterial Street such as Del Amo Boulevard /… Read more »

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LAKEWOOD >> Two people were killed Tuesday night and a third person was hospitalized in what authorities are calling a possible DUI crash. Authorities identified one of those killed as Brian Urquia, 30, of Long Beach, the driver of one vehicle, who died at the scene, the coroner’s office reported. His passenger, a woman in her 20s from Long Beach, also was killed. Her name was withheld, pending notification of her relatives. The other motorist was treated at a hospital for unspecified injuries. The crash at the intersection of Paramount and Del Amo boulevards was reported at about 9:30 p.m.,… Read more »