Fatal traffic collision in Bixby Knolls

Long Beach Fire Department and Long Beach Police responded to a traffic collision at Atlantic and Roosevelt just before 5:30 am this morning.

A truck appeared to crash into a tree in a single vehicle collision. The truck had two large water tanks that could be seen near the truck, not clear if it had any water inside.

LBFD units used the “jaws of life” to extricate a man and woman from a single-vehicle accident into a tree.

The male patient was transported to an area trauma center, and the female was determined to be deceased.

Streets in Bixby Knolls we’re closes at Atlantic and Roosevelt for several hours as a police investigated the crash.