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Driver, passenger killed in Long Beach car crash identified

November 18, 2012 | 10:00 am

Long Beach police identified the two men killed Saturday evening when their pickup truck hydroplaned and crashed into a concrete pillar on a 405 Freeway bridge.

Both the driver of the Dodge Ram, identified as Mark Matrineau, 36, of Seal Beach, and a passenger, Richard McAleavey, 54, of Long Beach, were pronounced dead at the scene, the Long Beach Police Department said.

Another passenger, identified as Terrence Harris, 36, of Long Beach, was taken to a local hospital in critical condition, police said. Harris' condition was not immediately known Sunday.

The crash happened just after 6:20 p.m. Saturday when the truck, traveling north on Redondo Avenue, changed lanes, police said. The driver lost control and spun onto a sidewalk, where it hit the pillar.

Investigators believe the truck was driving at an "excessive speed for the rainy conditions," which caused the vehicle to hydroplane.

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