On April 11, 2019, at approximately 10:50 p.m., officers responded to the intersection of Willow Street and the Los Angeles River overpass regarding an injury traffic collision involving a vehicle and pedestrian, which resulted in the death of a male adult.
Upon arrival, officers located a male adult pedestrian lying along the south curb of the eastbound lanes of Willow Street on the Los Angeles River overpass. The pedestrian was non-responsive and the Long Beach Fire Department responded to perform life saving measures. The pedestrian was then transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries on April 14, 2019.
The preliminary investigation revealed that the pedestrian, identified as a 35-year-old resident of Long Beach, was in the middle of eastbound lanes of Willow Street, not in a marked crosswalk, when he was struck by a 2016 Chevrolet Cruze being driven by a 59-year-old resident of Long Beach. The driver of the vehicle remained at the scene.
The pedestrian’s identification is being withheld pending notification of next of kin.
Drugs and alcohol were not a factor in the collision. The driver possessed a valid driver's license and insurance.
Anyone with information regarding the collision is asked to contact Detective S. Fox of the Long Beach Police Department Collision Investigation Detail at (562) 570-7110. 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.