A man who was trying to cross a street in Long Beach early Tuesday was struck by a car and fatally injured.

The man, who was apparently in his 40s, was struck about 12:10 a.m. on Cherry Avenue just north of 65th Street and died at a hospital, according to the coroner’s office and the Long Beach Police Department.

Authorities were working to identify the man, who was not carrying any identification, police said.

He was crossing Cherry Avenue outside a crosswalk when he was struck by a 1998 Chevrolet Cavalier that was northbound on Cherry Avenue, police said.

The driver, a 39-year-old Lakewood man, remained at the scene and was interviewed by police.

“The driver … was not under the influence and is not facing charges related to the fatality,” according to a police statement. “However, he did not have a valid driver’s license or insurance, and charges for these violations are pending.”

Anyone with information on the case was urged to call Detective Brian Watt at (562) 570-7355.

–City News Service

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