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Silver Lake crash victim dies

Memorial to Silver Lake crash victim Joseph Centeno

Memorial to Joseph Centeno

BY LUCY GUANUNA

SILVER LAKE — The man who was involved in a rollover car crash Thursday night in the 1400 block of N. Westerly Terrace has died from his injuries, police said today.

The victim was identified as 27-year-old Joseph Centeno.

Centeno’s vehicle rolled over following a collision that took place at about 9 pm on July 20, said Officer Ed McGowan with LAPD’s Central Traffic Division. Centeno was trapped in the vehicle and was rescued by firefighters before being transported to a hospital. Centeno sustained blunt force trauma to the chest and head and died of his injuries at about 1 a.m.

An investigation to find out what lead to the rollover is currently underway,  McGowan said.

A friend of the family said Centeno lived in Silver Lake and was the father of a six-year-old girl. Go Fund Me campaigns have been set up to help cover Centeno’s funeral costs and to help support his daughter.

Lucy Guanuna is a freelance reporter who has covered a variety of issues, including business, education and social justice movements in her native Los Angeles. Her work has been published in the Daily Sundial, L.A. Activist, and the San Fernando Valley Business Journal.

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