LONG BEACH, CA – On Thursday, Apr. 20, 2022, at approximately 11:35 p.m., officers were dispatched to the area of Pacific Coast Highway and Harbor Avenue regarding an injury traffic collision between a vehicle and a pedestrian, which resulted in the death of a female adult.
Upon arrival, officers located an unconscious female pedestrian in the roadway suffering from critical injuries as the result of an apparent traffic collision. The Long Beach Fire Department responded and determined the pedestrian was deceased at the scene.
Collision Investigation Detectives responded to the scene to investigate the incident. The preliminary investigation revealed the pedestrian was walking in an unknown direction in the marked crosswalk at the intersection of Pacific Coast Highway and Harbor Avenue when she was struck by a 2002 Toyota Avalon traveling westbound on Pacific Coast Highway at an unknown rate of speed. The Toyota Avalon fled the scene and was last seen traveling northbound on Santa Fe Avenue, where responding officers located it parked and unoccupied.
The Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner will work to identify the victim and notify the next of kin. At this time, the victim is only being identified as a female adult, approximately 30-40 years old, who is believed to be a person experiencing homelessness.
Anyone who may have witnessed this collision is asked to contact L.B.P.D Collision Investigation Detective Jeff Meyer or Detective Kelsey Myers 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.