Man dies after being struck by driver while crossing Pacific Coast Highway, police say

A man died Monday night after being hit by a car while crossing the street near Long Beach City College’s Pacific Coast Campus, police said.

Police said the crash happened sometime around 9:32 p.m. in the area of Pacific Coast Highway and Orange Avenue.

The man, whose identity was not revealed pending the Los Angeles County Coroner’s notification of his next of kin, was crossing PCH against a red light when the driver of a 2017 Chevy Silverado that was traveling westbound on PCH toward Orange Avenue hit him, according to the Long Beach Police Department.

It’s not clear if the man was using a crosswalk when the crash happened, police said.

At the scene, officers located the man laying in the street. Despite first responders’ efforts to aid the man, he died at the scene, police said.

The driver, who was identified as a 35-year-old Long Beach resident, remained on the scene and cooperated with officers during their investigation, the LBPD said.

Speed, distracted driving and impairment are not believed to be factors in the crash, the LBPD said.

The Long Beach Police Department has publicly reported 39 traffic fatalities this year; 23 have involved the death of a pedestrian.

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Fernando Haro is the Long Beach Post's breaking news and public safety reporter.
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