On February 16, 2018, at approximately 2:35 a.m., officers responded to the area of westbound Shoreline Drive east of the North I-710 Freeway regarding a single vehicle traffic collision, which resulted in the death of a male adult.
Officers arrived on scene and discovered a 2016 Hyundai Veloster at the bottom of the embankment below Shoreline Drive. The vehicle was occupied by one male.
The preliminary investigation determined the Hyundai, driven by a 21-year old male from Ontario, was traveling west on Shoreline Drive. The driver lost control of the vehicle hitting the guard rail on the north side of the roadway. The vehicle left the roadway and came to rest in a vacant dirt lot below Shoreline Drive.
Long Beach Fire Department responded and attempted lifesaving measures. However, the driver succumbed to his injuries and was determined deceased at the scene.
Identification of the driver is being withheld pending the notification of the next of kin. Alcohol/Drug intoxication are not believed to be involved. The investigation is ongoing.
Any witnesses to this incident are asked to contact Long Beach Police Department Collision Investigation’s Detail 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 smart phone (available at the Apple App store and Google Play), or visiting www.LACrimeStoppers.org.