Man Pronounced Dead after Semi-Truck Collision on Vernon Street

LONG BEACH, CA (May 18, 2022) – A big-rig crash on Atlantic Avenue claimed the life of 24-year-old Martin Ojeda, Friday evening.

According to reports, the incident happened around 9:12 p.m., in the area of Atlantic Avenue and Vernon Street.

Investigators later revealed that a 2017 Honda Civic traveling southbound on Atlantic made an unsafe lane change and collided with a parked big-rig.

The Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office later identified the Civic driver as 24-year-old Ojeda, of Long Beach.

At this time, authorities believed that speed and impaired driving played a role in the crash.

Long Beach Officials are asking anyone with information about the crash to contact the police at (562) 570-7355. An active investigation is currently underway.

No words can mend the broken hearts and sorrow felt during this delicate moment. Deepest condolences and sympathies are with the family and friends of Martin Ojeda.

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