Long Beach
Police Department

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Long Beach, CA 90802
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Traffic collision results in death of female adult.
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Collision Investigation detectives are investigating a traffic collision on July 16, in which a female cyclist died later that day at the hospital.

On July 16, 2023, at approximately 12:24 p.m., officers were dispatched to an injury traffic collision which occurred in the area of 2nd Street and Marina Drive between a cyclist and vehicle.

The preliminary investigation revealed that a tandem bicycle, ridden by a husband and wife, was traveling eastbound on 2nd Street in the bicycle lane. There was heavy vehicle traffic at the time and all cars were at a stop. The cyclists sideswiped a vehicle, lost control, and fell to the ground. After the collision, the involved vehicle drove away from the scene. It is unclear if the driver of that vehicle was aware of the collision.

The female adult cyclist and male adult cyclist were both wearing helmets at the time of the collision. Prior to officers' arrival, Long Beach Fire Department responded to the scene and transported the female cyclist to a local hospital, where she later succumbed to her injuries. Detectives were notified of her death on July 18, 2023.

The male cyclist was treated at a local hospital for minor non-life-threatening injuries.

The female cyclist has been identified as Gaylin Reese, a 76-year-old resident of Long Beach.

The investigation is ongoing; at this time there is no suspect or vehicle information.

Speed, distracted driving and impaired driving are not believed to be factors in the collision.

Detectives are asking for the public's assistance with this investigation. Anyone who was driving in the area at the time of the collision and has dash-cam footage is asked to contact the police department.

Anyone who may have witnessed this collision is asked to contact LBPD Collision Investigation Detail Detective Joseph Johnson at (562) 570-7355. Anonymous tips may be submitted through "LA Crime Stoppers" by calling 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), downloading the "P3 TIPS" app to your smartphone (available at the Apple App store and Google Play), or visiting www.LACrimeStoppers.org.