Woman killed in crash involving ambulance on 710 Freeway in Long Beach

A woman was killed in a two-vehicle crash involving an ambulance in Long Beach overnight and one person has been arrested. 

It happened just after 2 a.m. near the 710 Freeway near 7th Street, officials said.

A preliminary investigation indicates a car was headed northbound on the freeway when it rear-ended the Long Beach Fire Department ambulance before hitting the center median. 

There were two people inside the car. A female passenger was pronounced dead at the scene, while the driver, 27-year-old Christian Castillas, was taken to the hospital for treatment of his injuries. 

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No one inside the ambulance was injured. 

Officials said speed and intoxication appear to be factors in the crash. 

As a result, Castillas was arrested on suspicion of felony vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated and felony driving under the influence causing bodily injury. His bail was set at $100,000.

Long Beach police urged anyone with information about the crash to call them at 562-570-7355.