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Arthur Reyes, 29, identified as 710 Freeway car accident victim

By Brian Hews

A Pico Rivera resident has been identified as the victim of a fatal traffic accident that took place in Long Beach this week.

On Tuesday, September 4, at approximately 12:19 a.m., Long Beach Police responded to the northbound 710 Freeway, between the 7th Street on-ramp and the 9th Street exit, regarding an injury traffic accident. The accident resulted in the death of a male adult.

The driver has been identified as Arthur Reyes, a 29-year-old resident of Pico Rivera.

“At this time, it is unknown if alcohol or drugs contributed to the accident,” a Long Beach Police Department press statement claimed.

Officers arrived and located an upside-down, white, 2005 Toyota Scion, in the northbound number two traffic lane. The driver was alone in the vehicle. The male driver was seat belted and suffering from significant injuries. The Long Beach Fire Department responded and removed the driver from the vehicle. The driver was transported to a local hospital where he died as a result of the injuries he sustained in the accident.

Investigators believe the driver was traveling at a high rate of speed and lost control of the vehicle. Evidence reveals the driver collided with the center median. Witnesses stated the vehicle rolled over several times prior to stopping on its roof.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Long Beach Police Accident Investigation Detective Richard Birdsall at (562) 570-7355.