FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEPress Release #
On Monday, August 21, 2017, at 9:35 p.m., officers responded to the 2200 block of
Golden Avenue regarding an injury traffic collision, which resulted in the death of a female adult.
When officers arrived, they discovered a 2005 Hyundai Elantra resting on its passenger side in the middle of the road. Long Beach Fire Department personnel extricated the victim from the vehicle and transported her to a local hospital where she was pronounced deceased.
The preliminary investigation indicated the Hyundai, being driven by a 72-year-old female resident of Long Beach, was traveling northbound on Golden Avenue. The Hyundai struck an unoccupied Toyota Corolla parked on the east curb at slow speed, resulting in minimal vehicular damage. The woman, who was alone in the vehicle, was not seat belted and was lying unconscious inside the vehicle. There were no witnesses to the collision.
The victim’s identity is being withheld pending notification of next of kin.
Anyone who may have witnessed the incident is urged to contact L.B.P.D.’s Collision Investigation Detective Steve Fox 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.