UPDATE: Man Fatally Struck by Vehicle Tuesday Identified as Long Beach Resident

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UPDATE | A man fatally struck by a vehicle when he crossed a North Long Beach street on Tuesday was identified today as a 39-year-old Long Beach.

Fernando Murguia died at a hospital after he was struck at about 12:10AM August 15 on Cherry Avenue, just north of 65th Street.

Authorities said he was crossing outside the crosswalk when the incident happened.

The driver, a 39-year-old Lakewood resident, was not under the influence and is not facing charges related to the fatality, officials previously said. However, he did not have a valid driver's license or insurance and charges for those violations are pending.

City News Service contributed to this report.

PREVIOUSLY: Pedestrian Fatally Struck by Vehicle in North Long Beach

8/15/17 at 10:55AM | A man was fatally struck when he attempted to cross a North Long Beach street just after midnight on Tuesday, according to authorities.

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A motorist was driving north on Cherry Avenue at 65th Street when a pedestrian attempted to cross west on Cherry Avenue and was struck, Long Beach Police Department (LBPD) Sgt. Brad Johnson said.

Police were dispatched to the incident at 12:09AM, he said. When officers arrived, they found bystanders administering CPR on the pedestrian who was laying on the roadway on Cherry Avenue, according to a release from the LBPD. Officers also discovered a green 1998 Chevrolet Cavalier in the roadway at the scene.

An investigation found that the victim was crossing outside a crosswalk just north of 65th Street, Johnson added.

Officials said the driver, an adult male, remained at the scene and that impairment did not appear to be a factor in the collision.

The victim was transported by Long Beach paramedics with life-threatening injuries to a local hospital where he later died.

Police said no identification was found on the victim. The coroner's office will attempt to identify him and notify next of kin.

The driver, a 39-year-old Lakewood resident, was not under the influence and is not facing charges related to the fatality, officials said. However, he did not have a valid driver's license or insurance and charges for those violations are pending. 

Anyone who may have information regarding this incident is asked to call L.B.P.D. Collision Investigation Detective Brian Watt at (562) 570-7355.

Editor's note: this story was updated at 12:15PM with information on the driver and victim.



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