Coroner IDs woman who was run over in parking lot, rules her death was accidental

Authorities today released the name of a woman struck and killed by a car while she was lying under a pile of blankets in a parking stall in Long Beach. They also said she did not have permanent housing.

Jamie Gatewood was 39 years old and homeless, according to the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner-Coroner’s Office. She died from multiple blunt-force injuries, the coroner’s office said. The death was determined to have been accidental.

The fatal incident happened Monday in a business parking lot on Long Beach Boulevard near 25th Street, Long Beach police reported.

The woman was hit by a 2010 Scion XB driven by a 27-year-old Los Angeles man. The driver stayed at the scene and cooperated with police, the LBPD reported.

Gatewood died at the scene.

Anyone with information on the incident was asked to call LBPD detectives at 562-570-7355. Tipsters can also call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477.

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