Two-Vehicle Collision Near Caspian Avenue Kills 21-Year-Old Long Beach Woman

LONG BEACH, CA (June 20, 2023) – Friday evening, Jacqueline Zamarripa was fatally injured in a hit-and-run collision on Willow Street in West Long Beach.

The deadly crash occurred around 10:57 p.m. at Willow Street and Caspian Avenue, just west of Los Angeles River.

According to the police, an SUV collided with a 2003 Chevrolet Silverado while driving in circles at the intersection.

Consequently, the westbound Silverado lost control and crashed into a tree located in the center median.

A statement from the 20-year-old Silverado driver from Carson claimed that the SUV driver fled the scene before authorities arrived. Unfortunately, the female passenger of the Chevrolet pickup died at the scene, despite the life-saving efforts of the paramedics.

The coroner’s office identified the deceased victim as 21-year-old Jacqueline Zamarripa of Long Beach.

On Saturday, the 20-year-old suspect, identified as Saul Alfas of Carson, turned himself in at Long Beach Police Headquarters. Officials charged Alfas with one felony count of vehicular manslaughter and one count of felony hit-and-run causing injury or death. His bail is set to $50,000.

At this time, Long Beach police are asking anyone with additional information about the hit-and-run to contact Detective Shawn Loughlin at 562-570-7355 or Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477.

Sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Jacqueline Zamarripa. Thoughts are with them during this very difficult time.

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