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Long Beach, CA (June 28, 2023) — In a tragic incident on Monday morning, a crash on the 710 Freeway in Long Beach left five people dead, including two 15-year-olds, and one person injured. The collision occurred shortly after 4:00 AM just south of the 91 Artesia Freeway. According to dashcam footage captured by an anonymous bystander, a Hyundai Sonata, driven by one of the victims, was observed speeding before colliding head-on with an attenuator. The impact caused the vehicle to overturn and catch fire, with some individuals reportedly being ejected from the car. 

The two 15-year-old victims have been identified as Ariahh Slemaker and her best friend George Dobbs. The third victim has been identified as Angel Sextos, 18, and the remaining two victims are yet to be identified. Additionally, officials have reported that a sixth passenger sustained critical injuries in the crash. So far, investigators have not been able to determine the exact cause of the accident.

Source: ABC7

Peerali Law Offers Its Condolences to the Families

Our deepest condolences go out to the families and loved ones of the victims who tragically lost their lives in this devastating 710 Freeway crash. The loss of such young lives is especially heartbreaking. In this difficult time, we hope that the families find support from their community. We also express our sincere wishes for a thorough investigation by police to determine the cause of the crash.

Filing for Wrongful Death

In accidents like this, it is essential that family members of the victims know about the legal options available to them, such as filing a wrongful death claim. Wrongful death claims provide a way for families to seek compensation and hold responsible parties accountable for the loss of a loved one due to their negligence. While a wrongful death claim cannot undo the pain or replace a life, it can provide financial support to help cover a variety of losses experienced by the family. This includes damages such as 

  • Funeral expenses,
  • Loss of companionship,
  • Loss of support, and 
  • Pain and suffering. 

At Peerali Law, we recommend that family members consult with an experienced attorney who can guide them through the process. Of course, our attorneys are here to help answer any questions you may have if you lost a loved one in this crash or one similar.

Speak with a Knowledgeable Long Beach Wrongful Death Attorney

If you are a family member of one of the multiple individuals killed in this Long Beach car crash or another accident, know that you aren’t alone. The attorneys at Peerali Law have extensive experience handling wrongful death cases. To us, clients are like family, which is why we fiercely advocate for them during such a difficult time. Our results and reviews show our commitment to helping families recover after a devastating loss. To speak with a wrongful death attorney about your potential claim, give us a call at 818-688-4050. We offer a free, no obligation consultation. 

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Kristopher earned his J.D. at the University of Southern California Gould School of Law where he was a member of the Review of Law and Social Justice honors law journal and was awarded several scholastic honors.

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