A 26-year-old Long Beach man was killed early Thursday after he lost control of his car and left more than 225 feet of skid marks in the road before crashing into a fire hydrant and shopping center sign on Bellflower Boulevard, police said.
The victim, identified as David Shelton Jr., was driving a 2010 Dodge Charger southbound on Bellflower Boulevard around 2:06 a.m. when he hit a dip in the road as he crossed Seventh Street, the Long Beach Police Department said in a statement.
Police said Shelton was traveling at a high rate of speed and not wearing his seatbelt when lost control and crashed. He died at the scene.
It is unclear if alcohol, drugs or distracted driving was a factor in crash, police said.
Anyone with information regarding the collision are asked to contact Detective S. Fox of the Long Beach Police Department Collision Investigation Detail at (562) 570-7355.
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