A driver died Monday night after he crashed into a utility pole along Anaheim Street in West Long Beach, police said.

The crash was reported just before 10 p.m. in the 1700 block of Anaheim Street, which is west of Santa Fe Avenue.

There, officers found a 1967 AMC Rambler that had hit a power pole, according to the Long Beach Police Department.

A car that crashed into a pole in West Long Beach on Monday, May 22. Photo by Fernando Haro.

Despite efforts by authorities to save the driver’s life, Long Beach Fire Department personnel declared him dead at the scene, according to police.

Police say the driver, who was only identified as a 42-year Long Beach resident, was traveling westbound on Anaheim Street when his vehicle steered off the roadway and struck the pole.

How the driver lost control of the vehicle is not known at this time, police said, adding that speed and impaired driving are not believed to be factors in this collision.

Nobody else was in the car, police said, and no other injuries were reported. Additionally, no other vehicles are believed to be involved at this time, police said.

The man’s identification is being withheld while the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office works to notify his next of kin.

Westbound Anaheim Street at Santa Fe Avenue was closed to traffic through midnight Tuesday.

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