Long Beach
Police Department

Media Relations
400 W. Broadway
Long Beach, CA 90802
(562) 570-5273
7/15/2021
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEPress Release #
Subject:
*UPDATE* L.B.P.D. SEEKS PUBLIC'S HELP IN TRAFFIC FATALITY INVESTIGATION - 4TH STREET AND XIMENO AVENUE
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Update 7/15/21:

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Detectives from the Long Beach Police Department’s Collision Investigation Detail are seeking the public’s help in identifying the driver of an orange 2019-2021 Subaru Crosstrek that was involved in a fatal hit-and-run traffic collision on July 6, 2021.

The collision occurred at the intersection of 4th Street and Ximeno Avenue and resulted in the death of a pedestrian. The pedestrian has been identified as Jere Whitney, a 78-year-old resident of Long Beach. 

The suspect vehicle was previously described as a red Subaru Outback or Crosstrek. At this time, detectives believe the suspect vehicle is an orange 2019-2021 Subaru Crosstrek.

Anyone with information regarding the collision is asked to contact Detective Kelsey Myers of the Long Beach Police Department Collision Investigation Detail at (562)570-7355. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous may submit a tip 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.


Original News Release Published 7/8/21:
On July 6, 2021 at 10:01 p.m., officers were dispatched to the intersection of 4th Street and Ximeno Avenue regarding an injury vehicle accident, which resulted in the death of a female adult.

Upon arrival, officers discovered an adult female in the roadway, suffering from major injuries to her upper torso. The victim was transported to a local hospital for her life-threatening injuries.

On July 8th, 2021, detectives were notified that the victim succumbed to her injuries. The victim has been identified as Jere Whitney, a 78-year-old resident of Long Beach.

Preliminary investigation revealed the victim was crossing 4th Street while walking in a marked crosswalk with a green light. The suspect vehicle was traveling northbound on Ximeno Avenue and made a left turn onto 4th Street, striking the victim while she was in the marked crosswalk. The suspect vehicle then fled the scene, traveling westbound on 4th Street.

The suspect vehicle is described as a red Subaru Outback or Crosstrek.

Anyone who may have information regarding this incident is asked to call Long Beach Police Department Collision Investigation Detail Detective Kelsey Myers or Detective Joseph Johnson 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.