On Oct. 6, 2021, at approximately 5:51 a.m., officers responded to an injury traffic collision in the area of Pacific Coast Highway and Lewis Avenue, which resulted in the death of a male adult pedestrian.
Upon arrival, officers located a male adult pedestrian in the roadway and began performing life-saving measures until the Long Beach Fire Department arrived. Despite their efforts, the pedestrian succumbed to his injuries and was determined deceased at the scene by Fire Department personnel.
The preliminary investigation revealed the pedestrian was crossing southbound on Pacific Coast Highway, outside of a crosswalk, when he was struck by a vehicle traveling eastbound. The vehicle, a 2009 Honda Pilot, was being driven by a 24-year-old resident of Signal Hill. The driver had a valid license and remained on the scene to cooperate with the investigation. At this time, speed, impaired driving, and distracted driving are not believed to be a factor in this collision.
The identity of the pedestrian is unknown. The Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office will identify the decedent and notify the next-of-kin.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Detective Kevin Johansen or Detective Joseph Johnson of the Long Beach Police Department Collision Investigation Detail 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 smartphone (available at the Apple App Store and Google Play), or visiting www.LACrimeStoppers.org.