17-Year-Old Boy Dead, Woman Arrested after DUI Scooter Crash near South Street

LONG BEACH, CA (May 14, 2024)Brandon Cabrera was killed and Karen Mativa was arrested early Sunday morning, after a DUI scooter crash on Orange Avenue.

The incident occurred at approximately 12:40 a.m., near South Street. 

According to Long Beach police, Mativa was driving a northbound 2012 Cadillac SUV when he struck a teen riding a scooter. Upon impact, the SUV driver continued north and eventually crashed into an apartment building.

First responders transported the teen to a nearby hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries. Authorities later identified the deceased victim as 17-year-old Brandon Cabrera.

After the crash, police arrested the Cadillac driver, who had initially fled the scene on foot. Officials have booked 35-year-old Mativa, of Compton for felony DUI, hit-and-run, and gross vehicular manslaughter.

Long Beach officials are asking anyone who witnessed the fatal DUI crash to contact Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477.

Friends and family of Brandon started a GoFundMe page to help with funeral expenses.

The team at Sweet James sends out their heartfelt sympathies to the friends and family of Brandon Cabrera who are grieving over the loss of their loved one.

Losing a loved one in a DUI crash can come with a heavy burden. Do not settle for the circumstances that come from someone’s negligence. Turn to the qualified and determined personal injury and wrongful death attorneys at Sweet James. They can help you find justice for the one you have lost. Call their office today at 1-800-900-0000 to know more about how they can help you. For more accident news, click here. The original source can be found here.

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