UPDATE: Pedestrian Killed Near Spring and 605 Identified as 88-Year-Old Long Beach Woman

MARCH 23 11:32AM  |  Police have released more details surrounding the death of a female pedestrian Sunday afternoon.

Long Beach Police Department (LBPD) officers responded to a traffic collision at Spring Street and Claremore Avenue at about 12:39PM, according to a statement from the LBPD.

Upon arrival, officers found a female pedestrian who sustained major head and body trauma. She was transported to a local hospital in critical condition by Long Beach Fire Department paramedics and was pronounced dead a short time later.

A preliminary investigation found that a 2010 Toyota Corolla, being driven by a 28-year-old resident of Stanton, was traveling eastbound Spring Street and struck the woman at the intersection of Spring Street and Claremore Avenue.

The pedestrian, later identified as 88-year-old Beryl Jarrett of Long Beach, was walking southbound across Spring Street and Claremore Avenue, outside of the crosswalk against a red light when she was hit by the Corolla, police said.

The driver of the Corolla remained at the scene, was interviewed and released.

The investigation is ongoing, and no further information is available. We will update this story as we learn more.

Anyone who may have information regarding this incident is asked to call Long Beach Police Department Collision Investigation Detail Detective Steve Fox at 562-570-7355.

MARCH 23 9:27AM  |  A female pedestrian died Sunday after she was struck by a vehicle, police said.

The woman was hit by the car at about 12:30PM in the 7900 block of East Spring Street near Claremore Avenue, said Officer Claudia Lopez of the Long Beach Police Department (LBPD).

Long Beach Fire Department paramedics transported the woman to a local hospital, where she succumbed to her injuries.

The driver of the car that hit the victim stopped at the scene, Lopez said.

The crash closed a stretch of Spring Street and the Spring Street offramp from the San Gabriel River (605) Freeway temporarily.

No further information is currently available, including the circumstances surrounding the accident. We will update this story as we learn more.

City News Service contributed to this report.



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