Semi-Truck Driver Dies After Experiencing Medical Emergency and Crashing in Long Beach

The driver of a semi-truck who may have been in a medical emergency when he crashed in Long Beach Friday morning was pronounced dead at a local hospital later in the day, authorities said.

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The 33-year old man, identified only as a Compton resident, was driving a semi-truck when he was involved in a single vehicle crash on the 5900 block of Waterfront Place at 10:25AM, according to a release from the Long Beach Police Department (LBPD).

When an officer arrived at the scene, he noticed the driver was in a possible medical emergency and immediately called for a response from the Long Beach Fire Department (LBFD). When fire personnel arrived, they began administering medical aid and subsequently transported the man to a local hospital. While at the hospital, his medical condition declined and he was later pronounced dead, officials stated.

The Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office will determine the cause of death and make a positive identification, according to authorities.

Anyone who may have information regarding the accident is urged to contact the collision investigation detectives at (562) 570-7355.



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