Four-Vehicle Collision in Long Beach Kills 56-Year-Old Driver

LONG BEACH, CA (June 13, 2023) – Thursday evening, Thomas Harris was killed in a multi-vehicle crash on Pacific Coast Highway. The collision occurred around 7:06 p.m. at the 2300 block of Pacific Coast Highway, between Raymond and Dawson Avenues. Based on the news report, a 2024 Lexus NX250 crossed the eastbound lines while going westbound at Junipero Avenue. Consequently, the SUV collided with three vehicles all traveling in the opposite direction. Dashcam footage revealed that a dark-colored SUV crashed head-on with a Dodge Challenger. The crash then caused the Dodge to roll over the middle of the roadway and initiated a four-vehicle crash. Despite the life-saving efforts of the paramedics, the driver of the Lexus died at the scene. Later, authorities identified the deceased driver as 56-year-old Thomas Harris. Reports claimed that at least seven people suffered injuries and five people were hospitalized for non-life-threatening injuries. Currently, the Long Beach Police Departments Collision Investigation Unit is leading the investigation. Long Beach Officials shut down east and westbound lanes of Pacific Coast Highway between Junipero Avenue to Cherry Avenue until early Friday morning.
The team at Sweet James sends their sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Thomas Harris. Their thoughts are with them during this very difficult time.
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