UPDATE: Police search for hit-and-run driver who dragged woman along Downtown street
A woman was struck by a hit-and-run driver and dragged along Fourth Street before dying in the roadway in Downtown Long Beach Monday evening, according to authorities.
Police said the crash happened around 5:25 p.m. when a red pickup truck hit the woman at Fourth Street and The Promenade. She was dragged westbound along Fourth Street “before becoming dislodged from the vehicle,” police said in a statement Tuesday morning. Another car, a Chevy Camaro, then hit her on Fourth Street and continued to drag her westbound to Pine Avenue before stopping, police said.
The woman, who hasn’t yet been publicly identified, died at the scene, authorities said.
The driver of the red pickup that originally hit the woman kept going and was last seen southbound on Pine, police said. The Camaro’s driver, however, did stop, remained at the scene and cooperated with police. The Camaro’s driver had a valid driver’s license and is not suspected of driving under the influence, speeding or distracted driving, police said. They are still searching for the pickup truck’s driver.
Police asked anyone with information to contact Detective Kelsey Myers or Detective Joseph Johnson at 562-570-7355. Anonymous tips can be submitted to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or lacrimestoppers.org.
This story has been updated to include additional information from police.
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