Photo by John Schreiber.
Photo by John Schreiber.

A woman fatally struck as she ran across the Long Beach (710) Freeway was identified Monday as a 57-year-old local woman.

Susanna Ruiz of Long Beach was hit in northbound lanes, just north of Anaheim Street, by at least three vehicles about 1 a.m. Sunday, according to California Highway Patrol officers and a coroner’s spokesman.

All three drivers stopped at the scene, and the first to strike her, 51-year-old Eric J. Nagao of Long Beach, was booked on suspicion of drunken driving, according to the CHP. Nagao was driving a white 2004 Toyota Tacoma.

It was unclear what Ruiz was doing on the freeway.

City News Service

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