Traffic Fatality

  • 05/16/2013
  • Terelle Jerricks

LONG BEACH — A four-car hit-and-run collision took the life a woman, at about 11:15 a.m. May 15, at Carson Street near Clark Avenue in Long Beach.

Fourty-seven-year-old Elane Logay was pronounced dead at scene as a result of the impact.

The Long Beach Police Department arrested 21-year-old Mario Palafox of Bellflower. Palafox is suspected of speeding and colliding his 1992 Lexus with three cars stopped in the left turn by 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, killing Logay.

Palafox fled from the scene on foot. He was found on the Long Beach City College campus and arrested for vehicular homicide, felony hit and run and driving without a licence.

He was transported to a local hospital for treatment of moderate injuries.
The driver of the Scion was transported to a local hospital with non-life 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.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Long Beach Police Department Collision Investigations at (562) 570-7355.

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