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Long Beach, CA (August 22, 2019) – The woman who was tragically killed in a car accident with a DUI driver on Sunday morning, August 18, has been identified as 21-year-old Marilyn Araiza, of Cypress. The crash occurred along the Pacific Coast Highway near Grand Avenue in Long Beach.
Authorities confirmed that Araiza was a passenger in a 1999 Lincoln Town Car operated by a man identified as Osvaldo Ramirez-Vasquez. Ramirez-Vasquez was traveling at a high rate of speed when he lost control of the vehicle and crashed into the passenger side of a 2014 Cadillac XTS.
Emergency responders arrived at the scene where they had to extricate Araiza from the wreckage. She was pronounced dead at the scene. Ramirez-Vasquez sustained only minor injuries.
The driver of the Cadillac, identified only as a 49-year-old resident of Garden Grove, was transported to a nearby hospital and treated for minor injuries. Ramirez-Vasquez was later determined to be intoxicated at the time of the crash and was subsequently charged with vehicular manslaughter and DWI.
An investigation into the incident continues.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of Marilyn Araiza at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family in hopes of a full recovery.
According to an Office Traffic Safety report, 2016 saw a dramatic increase in DUI related fatalities. Due to the reckless nature of intoxicated drivers, it is not surprising that these types of car accidents in California generally result in devastation.
We understand that there is nothing as tragic as the sudden loss of a loved one, although it is important to realize that your rights as the bereaved family must be protected as soon as possible. When you or a loved one has been injured or killed as the result of someone else’s blatantly negligent or criminal behavior, it is essential to understand your rights.
Our accident attorneys at The May Firm will work with you to preserve your rights and give you the peace of mind needed to focus on the path ahead. If you have lost a family member as the result of another person’s actions, please don’t hesitate to call (844) 629-3476 or contact us online to speak with one of our expert attorneys today.
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