Howard Schaack, a 91-year-old resident of Los Alamitos, has been identified by authorities as the deceased in a collision that occurred on June 27 in Long Beach. Mr. Schaak was a passenger in a Kia Rio that was being driven by a 90-year-old female. Long Beach Police say that the Kia failed to properly yield to traffic before leaving a driveway and merging onto the 4300 block of Long Beach Boulevard. The car was then struck by a Dodge Challenger sedan that was in the northbound second lane. Police say that only one person in the Challenger was wearing a seatbelt, with a 27-year-old female driver and four children left unprotected. Mr. Schaack was taken to an area hospital by first responder, where he died from his injuries. The nature of the other injuries was not included in the official police statement, though news reports indicate that eight were injured. An investigation is underway and witnesses are being sought.

We extend our deepest condolences to the friends and family of the deceased during this difficult time.

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