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La Mirada Car Crash Victim Had Heart Attack Prior to Wreck


May 9, 2022~Last week, a father and daughter were killed when their car crashed into a fire hydrant and power pole before landing in the area of a gas station in La Mirada Saturday morning, April 30, authorities said.

The driver of a gray Chrysler 300 was eastbound on Rosecrans Avenue, approaching Beach Boulevard, at a high rate of speed when it first sheared the fire hydrant and then slammed into the power pole, bringing it to the ground just before 8 a.m., Sgt. Raymond Munoz of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said.

The mangled wreckage ended up at a Shell gas station on the southeast corner of the intersection, he said. The man, who was driving, and his daughter were ejected from the vehicle.

Both victims died at the scene, Munoz said.

Now the Lamplighter has received an email indicating that the driver, Michael Joseph Oliveri, suffered a heart attack that caused the crash.


Michael Joseph Oliveri


Michael Joseph Oliveri (46) was taken from his beautiful family on April 30, 2022, after suffering a heart attack that resulted in a tragic automobile accident with his daughter Karlie in La Mirada, California.  Mike was a wonderful father, husband and friend.  He is survived by his wife Nicole; four children Ashley, Kelsey, Angie & Mikey; and his parents Christine and Edward.  He was very proud of all of his children, and they were proud of him.  A fun-loving, selfless family man.    Mike was born in New York and moved to Southern California at the age of 8.  He graduated from Lakewood High School in 1994,  where he lettered in Track and Cross Country and attended Cerritos College.    Mike worked at Southern Wine & Spirits in Cerritos, California for over 20 years in several management positions including his current position as Director of Inventory Control.  Funeral services will be held at St. Gregory the Great Church in Whittier on May 10, 2022.  In lieu of flowers, a donation page has been established by Southern Wine & Spirits at https://app.mobilecause.com/vf/mikeoliveri.


Karlie Suzanne Daily

Karlie Suzanne Daily (21) was sadly pulled away from her family and friends on April 30, 2022, in a fatal automobile accident in La Mirada, California on her way to work.  This loving woman should not be remembered solely for this tragic accident, but for the mark she left in the world and everyone she met.  She and her kind heart will not be forgotten.  If you met her, you immediately loved her.  Karlie graduated from California High School in 2018.  She was very artistic, loved to sing, dance, crochet, scuba dive and go to dog shows.  A lover of all animals.  Karlie was extremely bright, and she had worked in management at McDonalds and as a legal secretary for a law office.    Karlie is survived by her mother Nicole Oliveri; her siblings Ashley, Kelsey, Angie and Mikey Oliveri; her chihuahua Khloe; her cat Steve; her grandparents Susan Jelier, Michael and Pamela Schuur.  Funeral services will be held at St Gregory the Great Church in Whittier, California on May 10, 2022. In lieu of flowers, a donation page has been established at https://app.mobilecause.com/vf/mikeolive

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