A crash between a semi-truck and black sedan that left one person dead Wednesday, Oct. 11. Photo courtesy of Wilmington Chronicles.

A man died Wednesday following a head-on crash in West Long Beach, police said.

The crash was reported just before 4 p.m. in the area of West Anaheim and Ninth streets, according to the Long Beach Police Department.

Police say the driver of a 2009 Lexus sedan was traveling northbound on West Ninth Street when he made an “unsafe” turn onto westbound Anaheim Street and collided with a 2014 Volvo semi-truck that was going southbound at the intersection.

Authorities responded to the scene of the crash where they found the driver of the sedan unconscious and suffering from life-threatening injuries, police said.

Long Beach Fire Department personnel pronounced him dead at the scene shortly after, police said. The Los Angeles County Medical Examiner’s office identified him as 64-year-old Silverio Arturo Velasquez Jr., a resident of Los Angeles.

The driver of the semi-truck, who was identified by police as a 30-year-old Santa Ana resident, remained at the scene and cooperated with the investigation, police said.

At this time, speed is believed to have been a factor in the crash, police said. The investigation is ongoing, they added.

Editor’s note: This story has been updated with more information from the Long Beach Police Department and Los Angeles County Medical Examiner’s office.