On March 24, 2020 at approximately 12:40 p.m., officers responded to an injury traffic collision at Del Amo Boulevard west of Locust Avenue involving multiple vehicles and two pedestrians.
Upon arrival, officers located two pedestrians in the roadway having sustained severe injuries. Long Beach Fire Department personnel arrived on scene, began administering medical aid, and transported each pedestrian to local hospitals in critical condition.
The preliminary investigation revealed that the two pedestrians, a 61-year-old male resident of Long Beach and a 71-year-old male resident of Torrance, were standing in the number three lane of westbound Del Amo Boulevard. The pedestrians were standing between a 1996 Honda Accord and a 1996 Mercedes E320 removing towing equipment and blocking the number three lane of westbound traffic when a 2000 Dodge Caravan, traveling westbound on Del Amo Boulevard, struck the back of the Accord. The Accord was pushed forward, causing it to sideswipe a nearby parked vehicle, before continuing forward and colliding with the two pedestrians and the E320.
The Accord, E320, and the parked vehicle were all unoccupied at the time of the collision.
The driver of the Dodge Caravan stepped out of the vehicle and fled the scene on foot after the collision. She was taken into custody at a nearby location.
The driver of the Caravan has been identified as 50-year-old Charlette Colton of Lakewood. Colton was found to be under the influence at the time of the collision and was booked at the Long Beach City Jail for felony driving under the influence and hit and run with injuries. Her bail was set at $160,000. Detectives presented their case to the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office on March 26, 2020, where charges were filed.
On April 7, 2020, detectives were notified that Mr. Bryan Bogan, the 61-year-old male resident of Long Beach, had succumbed to his injuries on April 4, 2020.
Anyone with information regarding the collision are asked to contact Detective S. Loughlin of the Long Beach Police Department Collision Investigation Detail at (562) 570-7355.