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LOCAL : Collision Kills Rosemead Man

<i> From Times Staff and Wire Service Reports</i>

A Rosemead man was killed when his car collided with a pickup truck in Los Alamitos, police said today.

Steven Chen, 25, died at Long Beach Memorial Hospital at 7:04 p.m. Thursday about two hours after he was airlifted by helicopter from the crash scene.

Los Alamitos Cpl. Rod McKenzie said initial investigations revealed that Chen attempted to make a left turn as he was leaving work on Los Vaqueros Circle.

Chen failed to yield the right-of-way and his Toyota station wagon was rammed by an oncoming Ford pickup, McKenzie said.

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McKenzie said Chen died of massive head, chest and abdominal injuries.

The incident was the first fatal traffic accident in Los Alamitos since October, 1986.


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