Police ask for help finding pickup truck connected to deadly Downtown hit-and-run
Long Beach police today released images of a red pickup truck they say was involved in a deadly hit-and-run crash in Downtown Monday evening.
Police say they need the public’s help to identify and find the driver of the truck, which appears to be a late-1990s to early-2000s, two-door model.
The truck’s driver fled the scene after hitting a woman on Fourth Street near The Promenade around 5:25 p.m. Monday, according to the LBPD.
She was dragged westbound along Fourth Street “before becoming dislodged from the vehicle,” police said. Another car, a Chevy Camaro, then hit her on Fourth Street and continued to drag her westbound to Pine Avenue before stopping, police said.
Authorities haven’t yet publicly identified the woman, who died at the scene. She was in her 40s, according to the Los Angeles County coroner’s office.
Although the driver of the red truck fled, the Camaro’s driver stopped and cooperated with the investigation, police said. 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.
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.
UPDATE: Police search for hit-and-run driver who dragged woman along Downtown street
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