Eduardo Perez, 22, was killed in a truck versus motorcycle collision on the 710 Freeway in Long Beach on the morning of March 15.
According to a report in the Long Beach Post, officials say Perez died at the crash scene when his motorcycle and a semi-truck collided on the northbound 710 Freeway lanes near Wardlow Road.
Several northbound lanes were blocked for several hours as California Highway Patrol officials conducted an investigation into the circumstances of the crash.
Perez’s family has created a GoFundMe account to cover the cost of his funeral services. No arrests or citations have been issued in connection with this crash. The official investigation into what caused this collision is still ongoing.
We offer our deepest condolences to the family of Eduardo Perez for their tragic and heartbreaking loss. Let us keep them in our thoughts and prayers.
Did You Lose Your Loved One in a Motorcycle Accident?
If you have lost a loved one in a motorcycle or truck accident, you are left with the grief of losing a beloved family member and the unforeseen and sudden expenses that come with such a loss, such as funeral expenses and loss of income. In such cases, families of deceased victims may be able to file a wrongful death lawsuit against the at-fault party seeking compensation for damages such as medical costs, funeral and burial expenses, lost future income, pain and suffering, and loss of love, care and companionship.
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