Brandon Cabrera Dead, Karen Mativa Arrested after Scooter Collision on Orange Avenue [Long Beach, CA]

Brandon Cabrera Dead, Karen Mativa Arrested after Scooter Collision on Orange Avenue [Long Beach, CA]

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Brandon Cabrera Dead, Karen Mativa Arrested after Scooter Collision on Orange Avenue [Long Beach, CA]

17-Year-Old Boy Dead, Woman Arrested after DUI Scooter Crash near South Street

LONG BEACH, CA (May 14, 2024) – Early Sunday, Brandon Cabrera was killed and Karen Mativa was arrested after a crash on Orange Avenue. 

Authorities responded to the intersection of Orange Avenue and South Street around 12:40 a.m. 

According to the Long Beach police, Mativa was driving a northbound 2012 Cadillac SUV and hit the teen riding the scooter.

However, the SUV driver did not pull over and continued traveling north before crashing into an apartment building. 

First responders transported the teen to a nearby hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. Authorities later identified the deceased victim as 17-year-old Brandon Cabrera.

Following the crash, police managed to arrest the Cadillac driver after initially fleeing the scene on foot. Officials booked 35-year-old Mativa, of Compton for felony DUI, hit-and-run, and gross vehicular manslaughter. 

The Long Beach officials are asking those who witnessed the fatal DUI crash to contact Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477.

Friends and family of Brandon started a GoFundMe page to help with funeral expenses.


Our law firm sends out our heartfelt sympathies to the friends and family of Brandon Cabrera who are grieving over the loss of their loved one.


Losing a loved one in a DUI crash can come with a heavy burden. Do not settle for the circumstances that come from someone’s negligence. Turn to the qualified and determined personal injury and wrongful death attorneys at Sweet James. We can help you find justice for the one you have lost. Call us today at 1-800-900-0000 to know more about how we can help you.


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