Long Beach Police are asking for the public’s help with identifying the driver of a fatal hit-and-run collision that caused the death of a 51-year-old San Pedro woman.

On June 9, at approximately 9:51pm, Long Beach Police responded to a hit-and-run traffic collision between a vehicle and a pedestrian at the intersection of Anaheim Street and Linden Avenue, which resulted in the death of 51-year-old Yolanda Archuleta of San Pedro.

When officers arrived, they discovered the victim laying in the roadway on Anaheim Street. Long Beach Fire Department paramedics responded to the scene and transported her to a local hospital with serious injuries; Archuleta was later pronounced deceased as a result of injuries sustained in the collision.

The preliminary investigation revealed that the suspect vehicle was traveling westbound on Anaheim Street when it struck the victim. At the time, the victim was attempting to cross Anaheim Street walking northbound in an unmarked crosswalk in the westbound lanes, just west of Linden Avenue. The suspect vehicle stopped near the victim and both driver and passenger were seen getting out of the vehicle momentarily and walking up to the victim before getting back in and driving westbound on Anaheim Street.

The suspect vehicle is described as a dark colored, 4-door, possibly a Honda Accord, which likely sustained moderate to major front-end damage, with at least one but possibly two broken headlights, and with a partial license plate of “6DG_ _ 58.” The driver was described as a male Hispanic in his mid 30’s and wearing a white t-shirt. The passenger was described as a female Hispanic with shoulder length hair.

Detectives continue to follow-up on leads and are asking for anyone who may have any information regarding the identity of the driver or passenger, or on a vehicle matching the suspect vehicle’s description, is strongly encouraged to contact Accident Investigation Detective Brian Watt at (562) 570-7355. Anonymous tips may be submitted via text or web by visiting www.tipsoft.com.