On Thursday, March 29, 2018, at approximately 6:50 a.m., officers were dispatched to the intersection of Judson Avenue and Pacific Coast Highway regarding a two vehicle injury traffic collision, which resulted in the death of a male adult.
Upon arrival officers located both vehicles in the intersection, with a driver of a Honda Civic having sustained major trauma. Long Beach Fire Department responded and determined the driver was deceased.
The preliminary investigation revealed a 1990 Honda Civic DX, driven by a 24-year-old male resident of Wilmington, was traveling in the number one eastbound lane of Pacific Coast Highway approaching Judson Avenue at a high rate of speed.
The Honda Civic, for an unknown reason, locked up its brakes and skidded into and collided with a 2005 Dodge Ram 1500 pickup. The truck was driven by a 46-year-old male resident of Long Beach, who was waiting to turn left, onto southbound Judson Avenue from westbound Pacific Coast Highway. The force of the impact caused the truck to be pushed backwards approximately 35 feet.
The identity of the deceased driver is pending notification of the next of kin.
Anyone who may have witnessed this collision is asked to contact L.B.P.D Collision Investigation Detective Garcia 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 www.LACrimeStoppers.org.
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