On June 25, 2019, at approximately 11:55 p.m., officers responded to the intersection of Pacific Avenue and Burnett Street regarding an injury hit-and-run traffic collision involving a vehicle and two pedestrians, which resulted in the death of a female adult.
Upon arrival, officers located a non-responsive female adult and critically injured male adult lying in the intersection. The Long Beach Fire Department responded and transported both victims to a local hospital in critical condition. The male victim, identified as a 35-year-old resident of Wilmington, remains in critical condition.
The female victim succumbed to her injuries and was pronounced deceased at the hospital. The Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office will be identifying the female victim.
The preliminary investigation revealed the collision occurred when two pedestrians crossed Pacific Avenue in a marked crosswalk on the north side of the intersection. The pedestrians were struck by a white, possibly four-door, unknown model vehicle that was driving southbound on Pacific Avenue at Burnett Street. The vehicle fled the scene and was last seen heading south on Pacific Avenue.
Anyone who may have information regarding this incident is asked to call the Long Beach Police Department’s Collision Investigation Detail Detective David Whelan 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 smart phone (available at the Apple App store and Google Play), or visiting www.lacrimestoppers.org.