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DUI suspect fatally strikes freeway pedestrian

SOUTH GATE – Authorities are weighing felony charges against a 27-year-old Long Beach woman who was allegedly intoxicated when she fatally struck a pedestrian trying to stop traffic on the 710 Freeway last weekend.
Police don’t know why Manny Berumen, 23, of Cudahy, was reportedly in the number three lane of the southbound 710 Freeway in South Gate last Sunday.
He was fatally struck by Melanie Gosch at about 8 p.m. near Imperial Highway. Gosch was driving a 2007 Nissan Sentra and remained at the scene following the collision.
Gosch was arrested on suspicion of causing injury or death while driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. The District Attorney’s office said it is awaiting more details before considering additional charges.
Bail for Gosch was set at $100,000.

Published: Aug. 22, 2013 – Volume 12 – Issue 19

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