74-Year-Old Woman Pronounced Dead after 9-Vehicle Crash near Pacific Coast Highway

LONG BEACH, CA (April 3, 2023) – Tuesday, Sara Nicole Shorteno was killed and Chaz Long was arrested after a pursuit collision on 2nd Street.

Authorities responded to the scene around 8:00 p.m., near Marina Drive and Pacific Coast Highway on March 28th.

Officers initially stopped the driver of a silver 2006 Lexus occupied by a couple with a baby for a violation in the area. The male passenger, later identified as Long then jumped into the driver’s seat and drove away.

Long continued traveling at a high rate of speed until he caused a domino effect collision involving nine vehicles. The impact caused several vehicles to sustain significant damage and spread debris across the road.

Police officers then tased and arrested 39-year-old Chaz Lamar Long, of Antioch after he attempted to flee on foot. Officers later determined that he had an outstanding federal warrant for weapons violations.

In addition, medics transported the woman and an infant inside the suspect vehicle to a nearby hospital for treatment and observation. Meanwhile, crews pronounced a passenger inside one of the vehicles that was hit, 74-year-old Shorteno, dead at the scene.

At this time, an active investigation to determine further information is still currently underway. Once available, more details will be provided.

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

The sudden loss of a loved one is an extremely difficult time for the surviving family. At Sweet James, they are here to provide you with unmatched legal representation during this trying time. Rest assured, you have an enthusiastic attorney on your side. They will fight to hold the responsible party accountable and help you receive compensation to pay for the high costs of medical, funeral, and legal expenses. Call their office today at 1-800-900-0000. Need help after hours? Reach out to them by online chat, email, or text message. For more accident news, click here.

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