FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEPress Release # 2016
On Thursday, September 22, 2016, at approximately 06:48 a.m., officers from the Long Beach Police Department were dispatched to the intersection of Pico Avenue and Pier C Street regarding a single vehicle injury traffic collision.
Upon arrival officers located a 2001 Ford Crown Victoria that had collided with a telephone pole at the southwest corner of the intersection. Long Beach Fire Department personnel arrived shortly thereafter and determined the male driver deceased.
The preliminary investigation revealed a 46 year old Long Beach resident was driving southbound Pico Avenue approaching Pier C Street at a high rate of speed when he attempted to conduct an unsafe lane change. As a result of the unsafe lane change, the vehicle collided with a raised median, and lost control and collided with a telephone pole on the southwest corner of Pico Avenue and Pier C Street.
Witnesses to this incident are asked to call Detective Sirilo Garcia of the Long Beach Police Department's Collision Investigation Detail at 562-570-7355.