An 83-year-old man died from his injuries the day after he was struck by a car while crossing a street with another man in East Long Beach, police announced Friday.
On Monday morning, officers responded to the intersection of Los Coyotes Diagonal and Carson Street where they found two men, a 73-year-old Long Beach resident and his 83-year-old relative, a resident of Lakewood, in the roadway, according to a police statement.
The 83-year-old pedestrian was unresponsive and suffering from life-threatening injuries while the 73-year-old relative suffered minor injuries, police said. Detectives were notified on Friday that the 83-year-old pedestrian, Larry Koepke, a Lakewood resident, died from his injuries on Tuesday at the hospital.
The pedestrians had been walking southbound across Carson Street in a marked crosswalk when they were struck by a 2020 Hyundai Sonata that had made a left turn onto Carson Street from northbound Los Coyotes Diagonal, according to police.
Neither speed, distracted driving nor impaired driving is believed to be a factor in this collision at this time, police said. The driver of the Hyundai, a 75-year-old Long Beach resident, remained on the scene and cooperated with the investigation, police said.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call Long Beach Police Department Collision Investigation Detective Joseph Johnson or Detective Kelsey Myers at 562-570-7355. Anonymous tips may be submitted through “LA Crime Stoppers” by calling 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), downloading the “P3 TIPS” app to your smartphone, or visiting www.lacrimestoppers.org.