(L.A.) Juan Carlos Diaz Hernandez, 55, Died in a Vehicle

Case Number: 2023-12511

Los Angeles County is reporting the death of a 55-year-old Latino male that occurred in a vehicle.

The coroner’s office has identified the man as Juan Carlos Diaz Hernandez.

Manner of Death: Accident

Cause of Death: Blunt Force Traumatic Injuries

RIP JUAN CARLOS DIAZ HERNANDEZ (November 2, 1967 – September 18, 2023)

Formal pronouncement of death was made on Monday at 3:38 a.m.

The decedent was killed in a single-vehicle crash at the Port of Long Beach.

According to the Long Beach Police Department, he died at the scene of the crash, which was reported about 3:10 a.m. on Highway 47 near Ocean Boulevard.

The initial investigation revealed that the vehicle, a 2001 Chevrolet Blazer, was traveling southbound on Highway 47 at a high rate of speed. The vehicle crossed through the intersection with Ocean Boulevard and drove into an exit ramp for a shipping terminal. The vehicle collided with cement barriers and then overturned.

There were no other vehicles involved and no passengers in the vehicle. At this time, speed and impaired driving are suspected to have contributed to the collision.