Long Beach man killed in 2-car crash on Atlantic

A 26-year-old Long Beach man was killed when his car was broadsided near Poly High School Tuesday morning, according to police.

The crash happened around 10 a.m. at Atlantic Avenue and Rhea Street, according to the Long Beach Police Department.

The man who died was driving a 1999 Toyota Camry and making a left turn from eastbound Rhea Street to northbound Atlantic Avenue when his car was hit by a 2008 Lexus ES350 that was going southbound on Atlantic Avenue, police said.

The Camry’s driver, whom police identified as Christopher Goldman, was trapped in the car and had to be freed by firefighters, according to authorities. He was severely injured and died at the scene, police said.

The 42-year-old man driving the Lexus was not injured.

“The driver of the Lexus ES350 was not under the influence of alcohol or drugs and it is unknown at this time whether distracted driving was a factor in the collision,” police said.

Anyone with information on the crash was urged to call police at 562-570-7355.

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