Judith Blankenfeld has been identified by authorities as the victim in a fatal Long Beach chain reaction auto collision that took place on the evening of April 15. Ms. Blankenfield was a passenger in a Tesla on the southbound side the 405 Freeway at some time prior to 9:40 p.m. The California Highway Patrol (CHP) alleges that the driver of the Tesla turned unsafely, collided with a curb and struck a Chevrolet which was fortunately not occupied. The force of the crash apparently caused a passenger door to be disengaged. Ms. Blankenfield, a 77-year-old resident of Hilo, Hawaii, was flung into a lane of traffic where she was hit by a BMW, killing her. The driver of the Tesla and an additional occupant were treated for minor injuries, both are said to be residents of San Clemente.

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

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