Have you seen this car? Hit-and-run driver flees after deadly crash in North Long Beach

Police are looking for a hit-and-run driver who fled after a crash that killed a pedestrian in North Long Beach Tuesday night.

Authorities sent out security camera photos Wednesday showing a black newer-model sedan headed south on Long Beach Boulevard moments before the deadly crash.

The car was just north of Artesia Boulevard around 10:30 p.m. when it smashed into a man trying to cross Long Beach Boulevard in the middle of the block, according to authorities.

Long Beach police released this photo of a car wanted in connection with a deadly hit-and-run crash in North Long Beach on Dec. 4, 2018. Courtesy LBPD.

Long Beach police released this photo of a car wanted in connection with a deadly hit-and-run crash in North Long Beach on Dec. 4, 2018. Courtesy LBPD.

The driver didn’t stop and the man was left lying in the roadway where he died, according to authorities.

“After striking the pedestrian, the suspect vehicle continued driving southbound on Long Beach Boulevard and made a westbound turn on Artesia Boulevard,” police said. “The suspect vehicle drove out of sight and did not return back to the scene of the collision.”

Authorities said the man killed in the crash was a 54-year-old from Long Beach named Pete Liva Save.

Long Beach police released this photo of a car wanted in connection with a deadly hit-and-run crash in North Long Beach on Dec. 4, 2018. Courtesy LBPD.

Long Beach police released this photo of a car wanted in connection with a deadly hit-and-run crash in North Long Beach on Dec. 4, 2018. Courtesy LBPD.

They asked anyone who recognizes the car or has other information to contact Det. Sirilo Garcia at 562-570-7355. Anonymous tips can be submitted to Crime Stoppers by calling 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or visiting lacrimestoppers.org.

Editor’s note: This story was updated Wednesday afternoon with more information from police and updated again Thursday morning with the name of the victim.

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Jeremiah Dobruck is the breaking news editor for the Long Beach Post. He began his journalism career in 2007 as an intern at Palos Verdes Peninsula News and has worked for The Forum Newsgroup in New York City, the Daily Pilot and the Press-Telegram. He lives in Torrance with his wife, Lindsey, and their two young children, Paul and Simon.
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