On February 5, 2020 at approximately 7:00 p.m., officers responded to the area of South Street west of Downey Avenue regarding an injury traffic collision between a vehicle and a pedestrian, which ultimately resulted in the death of an adult male.
Upon arrival, officers observed Long Beach Fire Department personnel performing lifesaving measures on the pedestrian. The pedestrian was transported to a local hospital where he remained in critical condition.
The preliminary investigation revealed the pedestrian, a 62-year-old male resident of Lakewood, wearing all dark clothing was crossing northbound across South Street west of Downey Avenue. He was not in a crosswalk when he was struck by a 2003 Toyota Tacoma that was traveling westbound on South Street.
The driver of the vehicle, a 27-year-old male resident of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, remained at the scene and cooperated with the investigation. Neither alcohol, drugs nor distracted driving was a factor for the driver. He had a valid driver’s license and proof of insurance.
Through their investigation, officers discovered that there was video surveillance from a local business, which showed the pedestrian crossing South Street outside of any crosswalk.
On February 18, 2020, the Long Beach Police Department was notified that the pedestrian succumbed to his injuries on February 14, 2020. The pedestrian will be identified by the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office, who will also notify next of kin.
Anyone who may have information regarding this incident is asked to call Long Beach Police Department Collision Investigation Detail Detective Shawn Laughlin at (562) 570-5520. Anonymous tips may be submitted through “LA Crime Stoppers” by calling 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), downloading the “P3 Tips” app to your smart phone (available at the Apple App store and Google Play), or visiting www.lacrimestoppers.org.