UPDATE: Three People Are Killed In Single Vehicle Crash 2900 block Redondo (At 405 Overcrossing b/w Spring & Willow)


(UPDATE: Nov. 18, 2012, 9:20 p.m.) -- LBPD says it received notification from the hospital this afternoon (Nov. 18) that the third passenger, Terrence Harris, 36, was pronounced deceased as a result of the injuries he sustained in the collision described below.
(Nov. 18, 2012, 10:27 a.m.) -- A horrible single-vehicle accident at early evening Saturday (Nov. 17) took the lives of [updated] three men in a Dodge Ram truck that slammed into a concrete support pillar for the 405 freeway overpass on Redondo Ave.

LBPD says in a release:

On Saturday November 17, 2012, at 6:22 p.m., Long Beach Police responded to a single vehicle traffic collision on Redondo Avenue at the 405 Freeway overpass, which resulted in the death of two male adults, and critical injury to a third passenger [pronounced deceased Nov. 18]. Witnesses told officers that prior to the accident it was raining and the roadways were filled with water.

The preliminary investigation determined that the driver of a 2005 Dodge Ram 1500 truck was traveling northbound on Redondo Avenue in the number one lane when it initiated a lane change to the number two lane. During this maneuver the driver lost control of the truck causing it to spin onto the sidewalk, where it struck the concrete support pillar for the 405 Freeway overpass. Investigators believe the driver lost control of the steering as a result of excessive speed for the rainy conditions and this caused the truck to hydroplane.

The driver of the Dodge Ram, identified as 36 year old Mark Martineau of Seal Beach, was pronounced deceased at the scene. The rear passenger, identified as 54 year old Richard McAleavey from Long Beach, who was not wearing his seat belt, was also pronounced deceased at the scene. The front passenger, identified as 36 year old Terrence Harris of Long Beach, had to be extracted from the truck and was transported to a local hospital in critical condition [pronounced deceased Nov. 18].

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

(UPDATE Nov. 18, 2012, 5:05 a.m.) -- The L.A. County Coroner's office identifies the two decedents below as Mark Martineau, 36, of Seal Beach and Richard McAleavey, 54, of Long Beach (source: Coroner Investigator Alyssa Fleak). (Not known at this point if either of the decedents was the driver.)
(Nov. 17, 2012, 10:58 p.m.) -- Two people are dead and a third person is seriously injured in a single vehicle accident at early evening Saturday night (Nov. 17) in the 2900 block of Redondo Ave. under the 405 freeway overcrossing between Willow and Spring Sts.

LBPD Public Information Officer Sgt. Aaron Eaton says [preliminary information] that the accident occurred at about 6:20 p.m. Two occupants were deceased at the scene and a third person was taken to a hospital in critical condition.

Detectives were still processing the scene in the 10:00 p.m. hour. The cause of the accident hasn't yet been determined.

Further as we learn it.

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