Car Collides With Multiple Vehicles in South Gate Resulting In Death

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Car Collides With Multiple Vehicles in South Gate Resulting In Death

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Car Collides With Multiple Vehicles in South Gate Resulting In Death

It is an absolute tragedy that three people were killed in a horrific multi-vehicle crash in South Gate early Sunday morning. The investigation into the cause of the crash showed that it involved a vehicle fleeing law enforcement after a catalytic converter theft, and video from the scene depicted four cars with major damage and debris littered across State Street. As authorities worked to investigate and clear the wreckage, State Street remained closed for several hours. Such unexpected occurrences can create hardships and losses beyond measure – our hearts are with all involved during this difficult time. Tragedy struck a California intersection on Sunday when a horrific crash occurred, claiming the lives of three people and leaving the condition of a fourth unclear. Flavio Ariel Balderas and Micaela Balderas, a husband and wife, were declared dead at the scene, along with 20-year-old James Griffin III who was pronounced dead upon arriving to the hospital.

Family and friends of those lost quickly gathered at the site to mourn in remembrance of their departed loved ones with candles lighting up the night sky. Their sadness is made even worse due to this crash coming mere days after two bystanders lost their lives during a police chase in Panorama City just last week. Such seemingly impossible moments cast dark clouds over communities as they strive to process such heartache. The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department is currently scrutinizing a pursuit that occurred recently in order to evaluate whether the chase was in compliance with department policy. This review comes after a Grand Jury Report from 2017 revealed that prior police pursuits within Los Angeles County had frequently caused casualties and tragedy for undeserving bystanders. 


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