Long Beach
Police Department

Media Relations
400 W. Broadway
Long Beach, CA 90802
(562) 570-5273
3/23/2024
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEPress Release #
Subject:
TRAFFIC FATALITY – 55TH WAY AND PARAMOUNT BOULEVARD
Contact:
Communications Division
562.570.5273
LBPDMediaRelations@longbeach.gov





Collision Investigation detectives are investigating a traffic collision which occurred on March 22, 2024, which resulted in the death of a child. 

At approximately 6:58 p.m., officers were dispatched to the area of 55th Way and Paramount Boulevard regarding an injury traffic collision involving a truck and a pedestrian.  

Upon arrival, officers located a female pedestrian, a child, lying in the roadway. Officers transported the child to a local hospital while attempting life-saving measures, however she succumbed to her injuries. 

The preliminary investigation revealed that a 2020 Ford F-150, driven by a 25- year-old male resident of Downey, was traveling eastbound on 55th Wayjust west of Paramount Boulevard, when it struck a pedestrian who was crossing 55th Way outside of a crosswalk. 

The driver of the Ford F-150 remained on scene and cooperated with the investigation. Speed, distracted driving and impaired driving are not believed to be factors in this collision.  

The identity of the 4-year-old pedestrian is being withheld due to her age.  

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Kelsey Myers of the LBPD Collision Investigation Detail 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.