UPDATE: 2 hurt, 1 killed in Belmont Shore crash Saturday night, police say

A man died from his injuries after a two-vehicle crash Saturday night in Belmont Shore, authorities said.

The collision occurred around 10:20 p.m. at the intersection of Ocean Boulevard and Termino Avenue, according to Long Beach police spokesperson Brandon Fahey.

Police said a 1998 Toyota pick-up truck was traveling westbound on Ocean Boulevard and was making a left turn southbound onto Termino Avenue. The driver of the truck failed to yield to an oncoming 2014 Toyota Corolla that was traveling eastbound on Ocean Boulevard, resulting in the collision, according to the LBPD.

Long Beach fire personnel found three individuals injured in the collision, one of them critically, according to Long Beach fire spokesperson Capt. Jake Heflin. One of the individuals was extricated from a vehicle using the Jaws of Life, according to Heflin.

All three individuals were transported to area hospitals, according to the LBFD. One of the individuals, a 49-year-old male resident of Compton who was driving the Toyota truck, later succumbed to his injuries, according to Fahey. His identity is being withheld pending notification of his next of kin, according to the LBPD.

The driver of the Toyota Corolla, an adult resident of Cerritos, remained at the scene and cooperated with the investigation, according to the LBPD. At this time, police said they do not suspect alcohol, drugs or distracted driving to be factors in this collision for this driver, but their investigation is still on-going.

Anyone who may have information regarding this incident is asked to call Detective S. Loughlin of the LBPD’s Collision Investigation Detail at 562-570-7355. Anonymous tips may be submitted through Crime Stoppers by calling 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), downloading the “P3 TIPS” app to your smartphone or visiting www.LAcrimestoppers.org.

Editor’s note: This story has been updated with additional information from the LBPD.

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Anthony Pignataro is an investigative reporter and editor for the Long Beach Post. He has close to three decades of experience in journalism leading numerous investigations and long-form journalism projects for the OC Weekly and other publications. He joined the Post in May 2021.
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