On December 11, 2015, at approximately 10:58 a.m., Long Beach Police responded to the 1300 block of Junipero Avenue regarding an injury traffic collision involving a vehicle and a pedestrian.
The preliminary investigation revealed a 2010 Ford Fusion, being driven by a 21-year-old resident of Long Beach, was slowly backing out of the driveway when the vehicle collided with 69-year-old David Marroquin of Long Beach who was walking on the sidewalk. The collision knocked the pedestrian to the ground, causing him to strike his head on the cement driveway.
Immediately following the collision, the driver stopped, called 9-1-1, and remained with Mr. Marroquin until Long Beach Fire Department personnel arrived. Paramedics transported him, in critical condition, to a local hospital.
On December 16, 2015, at 10:39 a.m., Mr. Marroquin was pronounced deceased at the hospital. On December 21, 2015, the Long Beach Police Department was notified.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Detective David Lauro of the Collision Investigations Detail at (562) 570-7355. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous may call 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), or text TIPLA plus your tip to 274637 (CRIMES), or www.LACrimeStoppers.org