Long Beach police are investigating a deadly crash that left a woman lying in the street on Woodruff Avenue at Willow Street early Wednesday morning, officials said.
Officers were called to the scene just after 1:40 a.m. about a person down. When they got to the scene, officers found a woman lying in the center lane of southbound Woodruff Avenue near Deborah Street, police said. She was determined to be dead at the scene.
“Officer’s preliminary investigation revealed that the pedestrian was walking in the southbound lanes of Woodruff Avenue when a vehicle, also traveling southbound, collided with her. The vehicle failed to stop after the collision and fled the scene,” police said.
The woman’s age and name were not available. The the Los Angeles County Coroner will identify her after notifying her next of kin, police said.
Police asked anyone who may have witnessed this collision to call Det. David Lauro at 562-570-7355. Anonymous tips can be submitted by calling 1-800-222-8477 or visiting www.crimestoppers.org.
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