On Sunday February 2, 2020, at approximately 7:30 p.m., officers responded to an injury traffic collision at Pacific Coast Highway and Caspian Avenue involving a vehicle and a pedestrian, that ultimately resulted in the death of a male adult.
Upon arrival, officers located a male adult pedestrian in the roadway having sustained injuries to his upper torso. Long Beach Fire Department personnel arrived on scene, began administering medical aid and transported the pedestrian to a local hospital in critical condition. The pedestrian later succumbed to his injuries. The pedestrian will be identified by the Los Angeles Coroner’s Office.
The preliminary investigation revealed a 1998 Toyota Camry, driven by a 56-year-old male resident of the City of Wilmington, was traveling westbound on Pacific Coast Highway. The driver then struck a male pedestrian who was crossing northbound Pacific Coast Highway in an unmarked crosswalk at Caspian Avenue.
It is possible the pedestrian was then struck by a red Chevrolet Tahoe. The Chevrolet Tahoe left the scene westbound out of city limits. At approximately 11:30 p.m., officers recovered the unoccupied Chevrolet Tahoe in the City of Lomita.
The driver of the Toyota Camry remained on scene and cooperated with the investigation. Cell phone distraction and/or DUI are not considered factors with this driver.
Anyone who may have witnessed this incident is urged to call the Long Beach Police Department’s Collision Investigation Detective Shawn Loughlin at (562) 570-5520. Anonymous tips may be submitted through “LA Crime Stoppers” by calling 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), downloading the “P3 Tips” app to your smartphone (Available at the Apple App store and Google Play), or visiting www.lacrimestoppers.org