Long Beach
Police Department

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Long Beach, CA 90802
(562) 570-5273
A single vehicle traffic collision results in the death of a woman
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(562) 570-5273

On Feb. 4, 2023 at approximately 05:20 a.m., officers responded to reports of an injury traffic collision in the area of Atlantic Avenue and Roosevelt Street, which resulted in the death of a female adult.

Upon arrival, officers located a single vehicle collision involving a 1995 Chevrolet 2500 pickup truck and several fixed objects along the curb and sidewalk. Officers observed two occupants trapped in the vehicle with the engine starting to smoke heavily. Concerned the vehicle would ignite with the trapped occupants, officers used fire extinguishers on the engine block to prevent a fire.

The preliminary investigation revealed that a 1995 Chevrolet 2500 pickup truck, driven by an adult male resident of Long Beach, was traveling southbound on Atlantic Avenue at a high rate of speed when he lost control causing the truck to strike the curb, a fire hydrant, and three trees. Both the driver and the passenger were trapped inside and had to be extricated from the vehicle. The Long Beach Fire Department responded and transported the driver to a local hospital in critical but stable condition. The passenger was determined deceased at the scene.

The truck had two large containers of used cooking oil that spilled onto the street as a result of the collision that prompted a City of Long Beach Environmental Unit response to coordinate the cleanup.

 At this time, it is unclear if driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol was a factor in this collision. The Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office will work to determine the decedent’s identity and notify the next of kin.

Anyone who may have witnessed the collision is asked to contact LBPD Collision Investigation Detective Kelsey Myers or Detective Shawn Loughlin at (562)570-7355. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous may submit a tip 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.