Woman killed, man arrested in four-vehicle hit-and-run collision

On Wednesday, May 15, at approximately 11:15am, Long Beach Police Department (LBPD) officers responded to a four-vehicle hit-and-run traffic collision at Carson Street and Clark Avenue that resulted in the death of an adult female and the arrest of an adult male.
The preliminary investigation revealed that 21-year-old Mario Palafox of Bellflower was driving a 1992 Lexus westbound on Carson Street and allegedly at a high rate of speed, when he collided with three vehicles that were stopped in the left-turn bay of westbound Carson Street. The suspect vehicle first collided with a 1985 Toyota Supra, forcing that vehicle forward into a 2005 Scion TC, and that vehicle into a 2007 Ford Mustang. The force of the collision caused major damage to the Toyota, and the female driver was pronounced deceased at the scene from injuries sustained by the impact. She has been identified as 47-year-old Elane Logay of Long Beach.
Suspect Palafox fled from the scene on foot after the collision, was located on the Long Beach City College campus and was subsequently arrested for vehicular homicide, felony hit-and-run, and being an unlicensed driver. He was transported to a local hospital for treatment of moderate injuries.
The driver of the Scion was transported to a local hospital with nonlife-threating injuries, while the driver of the Mustang was released at the scene. It is unknown if any of the parties involved are students at Long Beach City College.
Those with information regarding this incident are asked to contact Long Beach Police Department Collision Investigations Detective David Lauro at (562) 570-7355.

Source: LBPD

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