Long Beach
Police Department

Media Relations
400 W. Broadway
Long Beach, CA 90802
(562) 570-5273
7/1/2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEPress Release # 2017
Subject:
TRAFFIC FATALITY ANAHEIM ST AND LONG BEACH BLV
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(562) 570-5273






On July 1, 2017 at 4:35 A.M. Officers from the Long Beach Police Department responded to Anaheim Street and Long Beach Boulevard on a report of a traffic collision.

Upon Officers arrival they found that this collision involved two vehicles that had collided in the intersection. One vehicle a Silver 2011 Nissan Sentra was stopped in the intersection of Anaheim Street and Long Beach Boulevard. The other involved vehicle a 1999 Lexus RX300 was stopped on its right side on the northeast corner of the intersection.

A 26-year-old female resident of Los Angeles was driving the 1999 Lexus. There were three passengers in the vehicle at the time of this collision all of which were transported to local hospitals for treatment.

While at the Hospital the rear passenger of the vehicle a 21-year-old male resident of Los Angeles succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead. His name is being withheld until next of kin can be notified.

The driver of the 2011 Nissan was found to be a 36-year-old male resident of Long Beach. There was also a passenger in the vehicle and both driver and passenger were transported to a local hospital for injuries they suffered as a result of this collision. Both are currently in stable condition.

This collision is still under investigation, but it is believed that the 2011 Nissan was traveling eastbound Anaheim Street and the 1999 Lexus was traveling northbound Long Beach Boulevard. What is unknown is the phasing of the traffic control signal at the time of the collision.

Anyone who may have witnessed this collision is asked to contact Collision Investigation Detective David Lauro 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 smart phone (available at the Apple App store and Google Play), or visiting http://www.lacrimestoppers.org/