• Matt Esnayra

Victim identified after deadly crash near El Dorado Park

Police have identified the lone victim of a single-car crash near El Dorado Park as 29-year-old Long Beach resident Kylee Sooter.


According to police, the crash occurred early Thursday morning on Feb. 11., at roughly 6:20 a.m., near Studebaker Road and Spring Street. When officers arrived, they came upon an overturned Dodge Challenger.

  • The driver was ejected from the car and was found lying in the roadway.

  • Long Beach Fire Department responded to the crash, but the driver died at the scene despite all life-saving measures.

  • Detectives believe the driver may have experienced a medical emergency, prompting her to speed up and lose control of her vehicle.

  • The driver crashed into a planter box, became airborne, and then struck multiple signs and a utility pole before coming to a standstill. Sooter wasn't wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash, police say.

What's New:

Sooter's family has set up a GoFundMe and that the "funds collected will go to Kylee's family and a donation will be made to the Epilepsy Foundation of America in her name."

  • Sooter's family says Kylee suffered an epileptic seizure before the crash, per the GoFundMe page.

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