62-year-old woman killed by suspected drunk driver Tuesday night, police say

A suspected drunk driver hit and killed a 62-year-old woman Tuesday night near the intersection of Pacific Avenue and 12th Street, police said.

Long Beach Police Department officers responded to the collision just before 6 p.m. Tuesday. At the scene, a woman was being treated by Long Beach Fire Department personnel, according to a news release from police. The woman was taken to a local hospital where she later died, according to authorities.

The identity of the woman was not released as authorities are still working to notify her family.

Police said the woman was trying to cross the street outside of a crosswalk when she was hit by a 2016 Nissan Sentra traveling north on Pacific Avenue. The driver, 68-year-old Tyrone Tate, was arrested on suspicion of drunk driving and carrying a concealed firearm, police said.

Tate’s bail was set at $100,00. Both Tate and the victim are from Long Beach, according to police.

The department asked for anyone who might have information about the crash to contact investigators at 562-570-7355.

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Jason Ruiz has been covering City Hall for the Post for nearly a decade. A Long Beach resident, Ruiz graduated from Cal State Long Beach with a degree in journalism. He and his wife Kristina and, most importantly, their dog Mango, live in Long Beach. He is a particularly avid fan of the Dallas Cowboys and the UCLA Bruins, which is why he sometimes comes to work after the weekend in a grumpy mood.