A 37-year-old woman was killed in a four-vehicle collision in Long Beach that police say was set in motion by an SUV driver who failed to stop for a red light, police said Tuesday.

The crash occurred about 9:40 a.m. Monday at the intersection of Cherry Avenue and Artesia Boulevard, according to the Long Beach Police Department.

A 25-year-old man from Paramount was going southbound on Cherry Avenue in a black 2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee and failed to stop at a red light at Artesia Boulevard, police said.

“After running the red light, the Jeep collided with a red 1998 Ford Expedition being driven by a 37-year-old female resident of Long Beach, who entered the intersection on a green light and was traveling eastbound Artesia Boulevard in the number two lane,” according to a police statement. “The 2006 Jeep then collided with a gray 2013 Kia Optima and a black 2008 GMC Yukon, both of which were stopped for a red light in the northbound lanes of Cherry Avenue at Artesia Boulevard.”

The Ford continued to travel east and struck a light pole on the southeast corner of Cherry Avenue and Artesia, police said.

“The female driver was found inside the vehicle in critical condition,” along with four children, police said.

The woman and the children were taken to a hospital, where the woman later died from her injuries. The children were listed in good condition, police said.

The deceased woman’s relationship to the children was not immediately disclosed.

No arrests were made, but police continue to investigate and ask anyone with information about the collision to call LBPD Detective David Lauro at (562) 570-7355.

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