Loved ones gather in Long Beach for car show/fundraiser to honor woman killed in crash

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  • Francisca Delgado hugs a impermanent successful Long Beach’s astatine a fundraiser for her daughter, Frances Rodriguez, connected Sunday, Aug. 22, 2021. (Photo by Howard Freshman, Contributing Photographer)

  • More than 100 radical and scores of classical cars turned retired to Cherry Avenue Park successful Long Beach for a fundraiser and memorial honoring Frances Rodriguez connected Sunday, Aug. 22, 2021. (Photo by Howard Freshman, Contributing Photographer)

  • Francisca Delgado, who turns 43 today, holds a a day acquisition honoring her daughter, Frances, successful Long Beach’s Cherry Avenue Park connected Sunday, Aug. 22, 2021. (Photo by Howard Freshman, Contributing Photographer)

  • Adan Rodriguez stands adjacent to a banner honoring his precocious younger sister, Frances, successful Long Beach’s Cherry Avenue Park connected Sunday, Aug. 22, 2021. A household subordinate said “the 2 were highly close, similar peanut food and jelly.” (Photo by Howard Freshman, Contributing Photographer)

  • More than 100 radical and scores of classical cars turned retired to Cherry Avenue Park successful Long Beach for a fundraiser and memorial honoring Frances Rodriguez connected Sunday, Aug. 22, 2021. (Photo by Howard Freshman, Contributing Photographer)

  • More than 100 radical and scores of classical cars turned retired to Cherry Avenue Park successful Long Beach for a fundraiser and memorial honoring Frances Rodriguez connected Sunday, Aug. 22, 2021. (Photo by Howard Freshman, Contributing Photographer)

  • More than 100 radical and scores of classical cars turned retired to Cherry Avenue Park successful Long Beach for a fundraiser and memorial honoring Frances Rodriguez connected Sunday, Aug. 22, 2021. (Photo by Howard Freshman, Contributing Photographer)

  • Ashley Rodriguez finishes hanging a banner honoring her precocious sister, Frances, successful Long Beach’s Cherry Avenue Park connected Sunday, Aug. 22, 2021. (Photo by Howard Freshman, Contributing Photographer)

By Howard Freshman, correspondent

Francisca Delgado arrived to observe her daughter’s beingness successful her husband’s 1966 fire-engine reddish Mustang. The dependable of her girl singing was already playing implicit a PA strategy successful an country adjacent the shot fields of Long Beach’s Cherry Avenue Park.

“Frances was loving, caring, precise humble and loved music,” said Francisca, parent of Frances Rodriguez, 23. “She was ever the beingness of the enactment and I’m playing immoderate of the euphony she made.”

Images of Frances Rodriguez could beryllium spot everyplace astatine the fundraiser — which volition assistance the household wage for ceremonial expenses —  connected t-shirts, buttons, banners and tons of pictures.

“I’m astatine bid due to the fact that I’m near with her dependable and I get to play her music,” Francisca added. “That helps me.”

A cache of recordings Frances made were recovered conscionable a fewer days agone connected an app, aft the tragic mishap that took her life.

Frances and Catrina Carrillo-Ruiz died and a antheral and a pistillate were earnestly injured successful the clang successful Long Beach’s South Wrigley vicinity aboriginal Monday morning, Aug. 16, constabulary said.

At astir 1:40 a.m., a pistillate was driving a 2017 Honda Civic northbound connected Pacific Avenue erstwhile the car crashed into a bluish 2015 Toyota Camry adjacent Willard Street, Long Beach constabulary said.

The operator of the Camry, Carrillo-Ruiz, 19, of Long Beach, was taken to the infirmary and died, according to constabulary and the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office. Her passenger, Frances Rodriguez, died astatine the scene. Two radical successful the different conveyance were injured, but successful unchangeable information aft the crash.

Details of the origin of the clang were inactive unknown; constabulary are inactive investigating.

At Sunday’s solemnisation of life/fundraiser, Francisca’s husband, Raymond Leon, proudly shared stories of Frances’ talent.  “I believed she was going to marque it big,” Raymond said. “She was a talented vocalist and I told her to support reaching for your imagination and you’re going to get discovered.”

Raymond is connected to a batch of radical successful car clubs and scores of them showed up for Sunday’s event.

Francisca Delgado besides goes by Frances — her girl was named aft her.  “I’ve had an outpouring of enactment from my family, my fiends and the community,“ said Francesca. “Everybody has tried to spot however they tin assistance the household during this unspeakable time.”

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