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Tractor-Trailer and SUV Crash on PCH in Long Beach, Killing Woman


A woman was killed Monday morning in Long Beach when the SUV in which she was riding collided with a big rig on Pacific Coast Highway.

The accident happened about 9:13 a.m. The driver of a Chevy Blazer, a 48-year-old Long Beach resident, was eastbound on PCH. He attempted to turn left onto Martin Luther King, Jr., Ave., when his SUV struck a tractor-trailer which was westbound on PCH.

The Blazer's driver and his front-seat passenger, 54-year-old Long Beach resident Sonia Esperanza Rodriguez, were ejected from the vehicle. Neither was wearing seatbelts. The tractor-trailer then struck Rodriguez, who was pronounced dead at the scene.

The SUV's driver and 21-year-old back-seat passenger, also a Long Beach resident, suffered minor injuries, according to Long Beach Police Department spokesperson Lisa Massacani.

If you or someone you care about has suffered serious or fatal injuries in a Long Beach car accident, speak with a personal injury attorney at McGee, Lerer & Associates, a Long Beach personal injury law firm specializing in serious injury and wrongful death cases. A lawyer at our firm is available 24/7 to provide a free consultation. We strongly recommend that you speak with an attorney before you speak to the insurance adjuster. Speaking to the insurance adjuster before speaking to an attorney can jeopardize your case and affect the amount of compensation you can recover.