La Palma woman dies in Long Beach collision

19 Jun

LONG BEACH – A La Palma woman was killed Monday morning after a speeding motorcyclist collided with her minivan in an intersection.

Marianne Krone, 65, was traveling west on Wardlow Road when a motorcyclist collided with her in the intersection near Norwalk Boulevard around 6:10 a.m., investigators said.

 Officials said the motorcyclist, Frank Aldana Escalante, 23, of Lakewood, was speeding on southbound I-605, just south of South Street, around 6:05 a.m. when a California Highway Patrol officer attempted to pull him over.

Escalante did not stop and a pursuit started. He exceeded speeds of more than 100 mph before exiting Spring Street and turning into an industrial complex, ending the pursuit, according to a statement released by the California Highway Patrol.

Investigators believe that Escalante left the industrial complex on his 2005 Aprilla motorcycle and was speeding on Norwalk Boulevard when he ran a red light at Wardlow Road.

Krone had just entered the intersection when Escalante crashed into the left side of her 1998 Toyota Sienna van, killing them both.

Authorities said the intersection was closed for about seven hours and reopened at 1:15 p.m.



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