Multi-Vehicle Crash in Lynwood Kills 3 Including Married Couple
LYNWOOD, CA (February 7, 2023) – Flavio Balderas, Micaela Balderas and James Griffin were killed in a multi-vehicle accident in Lynwood early Sunday morning.
The fatal accident happened around 2:00 a.m. on February 5, at State Street and Tweedy Boulevard. According to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, the crash began when a police officer saw two people tampering underneath a vehicle in South Gate, believed to be a catalytic converter theft in progress. When the two people saw the officer, they reportedly jumped into a Tesla and drove away.
A police pursuit began with lights and sirens activated. Police later canceled the pursuit because the suspect was driving at dangerous speeds.
Just after the pursuit was cancelled, two speeding cars collided. The impact involved three other vehicles.
Baldera, 60, and his wife Micaela, died at the scene. Both were Compton residents.
Griffin, 20, died at the hospital.
Another person suffered unspecified injuries and was treated at the hospital.
An investigation into this tragic crash is underway.
We express our heartfelt condolences to the loved ones of Flavio Balderas, Micaela Balderas and James Griffin.
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