3-Year-Old Girl, Father Killed in Hit & Run Crash

On March 1, 2022 at approximately 10:00 p.m., officers were dispatched to the area of Artesia Boulevard and Rose Avenue regarding a collision of a vehicle into a building, which resulted in the death of a male adult and a female juvenile.

When officers arrived on scene, they discovered a 2014 Dodge Ram pickup truck collided with an apartment building in the 6600 block of Rose Avenue, which injured multiple residents inside the apartment building. Officers and Good Samaritans rendered aid to the victims until the Long Beach Fire Department arrived on scene. The male adult victim was determined deceased at the scene and the female juvenile victim was transported to a local hospital where she succumbed to her injuries.

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The preliminary investigation revealed a 2014 Dodge Ram was traveling northbound on Rose Avenue at a high rate of speed. The vehicle left the roadway and collided with an apartment building killing two of the occupants inside. The driver of the vehicle then fled the scene on foot and was described as a male, approximately 20 to 25 years of age.

The victims were identified as 42-year-old male resident of Long Beach and his 3-year-old daughter. Their identities are being withheld pending notification of the next of kin by The Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office

At this time, speed is believed to be a factor in the collision.

Anyone who may have information regarding this incident is asked to call Long Beach Police Department Collision Investigation Detail Detective Kevin Johansen or Detective Jeff Meyer at (562) 570-7355. Anonymous tips may be submitted through “LA Crime Stoppers” by calling 1-800-222-TIPS (8447), downloading the “P3 TIPS” app to your smartphone (available at the Apple App Store and Google Play, or visiting www.LACrimeStoppers.org.