(L.A.) Beatriz Rafael, 32, Died on the 710 Freeway

Case Number: 2023-06385

Los Angeles County is reporting the death of a 32-year-old Hispanic female that occurred on the Long Beach (710) Freeway in Lynwood.

The coroner’s office has identified the woman as Beatriz Rafael.

Manner of Death: Accident

Cause of Death: Traumatic Injuries

RIP BEATRIZ RAFAEL (October 20, 1990 – June 1, 2023)

Formal pronouncement of death was made on Thursday at 1:37 a.m.

California Highway Patrol officers responded at around 1:15 a.m. to the southbound freeway and Imperial Highway where they found a person in one of the freeway lanes after having been ejected from one of the vehicles at the scene.

According to the CHP, witnesses said a black Jeep might have hit the freeway’s center and multiple vehicles, including a silver Mini Cooper, and sustained significant damage.

The decedent was a single mother who was supporting not only her children, but also her elderly father.