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Seal Beach Man and Two Others Killed in Wreck

Mark Martineau, 36, and two passengers died when his truck hydroplaned and struck a concrete pillar Sunday.

A Seal Beach man was killed Sunday when his truck hydroplaned and struck a concrete pillar for the San Diego (405) Freeway.

Excessive speed and slick roads caused a 36-year- old Mark Martineau to lose control of his truck, hydroplane and strike the concrete support pillar of a freeway overpass, killing him and both passengers in the truck, the Long Beach Police Department said today.

The passenger in a rear seat was identified as Richard McAleavey, a 54-year-old resident of Long Beach. Both men died at the scene, according to a department statement.

The front seat passenger, identified as 36-year-old Terrence Harris, died at a hospital today due to injuries sustained in the collision, police announced.

McAleavey was not wearing his seatbelt. It was not immediately known if Martineau was wearing a seatbelt.

Police said Harris had to be extracted from the truck and was taken in critical condition to a hospital where he later died.

Police were dispatched at 6:22 p.m. Saturday to the scene of the crash on Redondo Avenue at the 405 Freeway near the Long Beach Airport.

Martineau was driving north on Redondo Avenue in the number one lane when he made a lane change to the number two lane. During the lane change he lost control of the truck, causing it to spin onto the sidewalk, where it struck the concrete support pillar of the freeway overpass.

Long Beach police accident investigators asked anyone who saw the crash to call them at (562) 570-7355.

- City News Service

Bernadette Oblander November 19, 2012 at 10:06 PM
So sad, 2 of the 3 were my friends....
Paige Austin November 19, 2012 at 10:16 PM
It is such a tragedy. I am so very sorry for your loss.

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