An 18-year-old man was killed when he crashed his car into a tree in Long Beach, police said Saturday.
The motorist, a resident of Paramount, was pronounced dead at the scene, the Long Beach Police Department reported.
He was speeding in a 2002 Subaru WRX southbound on Cherry Avenue when he lost control of the compact vehicle, struck the center divider and went into the northbound lanes, police said.
The car then struck the east curb of Cherry Avenue and struck a tree. Officers were dispatched to the crash scene, in the area of Cherry Avenue and 45th Street, at approximately 6:30 p.m. Friday.
Paramedics dispatched to the location pronounced the motorist, the lone occupant inside the car, dead at the scene.
It was not immediately known if distracted or impaired driving were factors in the crash.
The Long Beach Police Department’s Collision Investigation Detail urged anyone with information regarding the crash to call them at 562-570-5520.
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