Long Beach
Police Department

Media Relations
400 W. Broadway
Long Beach, CA 90802
(562) 570-5273
(562) 570-5273

On Friday, July 21, 2017, at 4:37 a.m., Long Beach Police responded to Studebaker Road and Driscoll Street regarding an injury traffic collision. When officers arrived, they discovered a 2016 Honda Civic collided with a wooden power line pole causing it to collapse.

The preliminary investigation indicated that the Honda, being driven by a 48-year-old male resident of Long Beach, was traveling northbound on Studebaker road. There was minimal damage to the vehicle as it impacted the light pole at slow speed south of the intersection with Driscoll Street. The driver didn’t appear to have any injuries from the collision and it appeared that the driver might have suffered a medical emergency at the time of the incident. There were no passengers in the vehicle and no other vehicles were involved. There were no witnesses to the collision.

Long Beach Fire Department Paramedics responded and determined the driver deceased at the scene. The victim’s identity is being withheld pending notification of next of kin. The Los Angeles County Coroner will determine the official cause of death. Anyone who may have information regarding this incident is urged to contact the Long Beach Police Department Collision Investigation Detail, Detective Steve Fox at (562) 570-7110. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous may call 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), or text TIPLA plus your tip to 274637 (CRIMES), or visit www.LACrimeStoppers.org.