Pedestrian fatally hit by man driving truck near Signal Hill

Long Beach police are investigating a crash that left a pedestrian dead at Redondo Avenue and Hill Street on Friday night.

A man driving a 2020 Ford Ranger had been driving southbound on Redondo Avenue approaching Hill Street on a green light and the pedestrian had been crossing Redondo Avenue at Hill Street against the red light, police said.

First responders were called to the intersection at about 7:15 p.m. and found the victim, described only as a man, in the roadway with major injuries to his upper and lower body, police said in a statement. Paramedics arrived and began giving the man aid before taking him to a local hospital in critical condition. He later succumbed to his injuries, police said.

The driver, a 49-year-old Long Beach man, returned to the scene and cooperated with police. They do not believe cell phone distraction or drinking are factors in the crash.

Police ask that anyone who may have witnessed this incident is to call Detective Shawn Loughlin at 562-570-5520. Anonymous tips can be submitted through LA Crime Stoppers by calling 1-800-222-8477 or visiting

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Valerie Osier is a breaking news and crime reporter for the Long Beach Post. She’s a Riverside native who found her love for journalism while at community college. She graduated from Cal State University, Long Beach journalism program in 2017 and covered the Palos Verdes Peninsula for the Daily Breeze prior to coming to the Post. She lives in Long Beach with her husband, Steven, and her cat/child, Jones.