Vehicles drive by where a woman in her 70s died Monday night after a car hit her while she was crossing the street of the intersection of Wardlow Road and Magnolia Avenue in Long Beach June 19, 2018. (Staff Photo by Thomas R Cordova)
A woman in her 70s died Monday night after a car hit her while she was crossing the street in Long Beach’s Wrigley neighborhood, police said.
The crash happened at Wardlow Road and Magnolia Avenue around 8:50 p.m., according to a news release from the Long Beach Police Department.
Witnesses told police that the woman was crossing Wardlow against a red light when a 2001 Toyota Camry headed west on Magnolia hit her while she was in the crosswalk, the LBPD said.
Police said the 19-year-old behind the wheel initially drove off, but he came back and cooperated with investigators.
First-responders found the woman lying in the roadway, and paramedics took her to the hospital where she died a few hours later, police said.
Authorities haven’t released the woman’s identity. Police said she did not have any type of identification on her, but she appeared to be in her 70s.
Police are still investigating the crash. They asked anyone with information to contact Det. Sirilo Garcia at 562-570-7355.
Jeremiah Dobruck is the breaking news editor of the Long Beach Post. Reach him at [email protected] or @jeremiahdobruck on Twitter.
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