A pedestrian was stuck by a vehicle and killed in Long Beach Saturday, police said.
The male victim was crossing Pacific Coast Highway northbound at Cherry Avenue at about 1:20 a.m. when the accident occurred. The preliminary investigation showed the man was in the crosswalk on the east side of the intersection, but was crossing against a red crossing signal, police said.
Upon arrival, officers contacted a Signal Hill Police Department officer who was already on scene performing life-saving measures. The Long Beach Fire Department responded and took the victim to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
The 20-year-old Anaheim man who was driving the 2009 Honda Civic that struck the victim remained at the scene and cooperated with the investigation, police said. Neither alcohol, drugs, nor distracted driving were believed to be factors in the collision.
Anyone who witnessed the accident or can help identify the pedestrian was asked to call Long Beach Police Department’s Collision Investigation Detail at 562-570-7355.
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