On Wednesday, February 3, 2016, at approximately 10:46 p.m., Long Beach Police were dispatched to the area of Pacific Coast Highway and Loma Avenue regarding a traffic collision involving a vehicle and a pedestrian, which resulted in the death of a female adult.
The preliminary investigation revealed Signal Hill Police saw an individual lying in the unmarked crosswalk of Loma Avenue. As the officers attempted to return to the area to check the individual, they heard a collision and found a 2005 Honda Element collided with the individual who was lying in the roadway. Long Beach Fire Department responded and determined the woman deceased at the scene.
At the time of the collision, the driver, a 32-year-old male resident of Long Beach, was traveling westbound on Pacific Coast Highway and made a left turn onto southbound Loma Avenue. He immediately stopped after the collision and remained at the scene.
The woman was dressed in dark clothing and had no identification on her person or in her belongings. It is unclear why the woman was in the roadway. The Los Angeles County Coroner will determine the cause of death and positive identification, as well as notify next of kin.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Detective David Lauro of the Collision Investigation Detail at (562) 570-7358. 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