Man found dead behind the wheel on Willow Street; police don’t suspect foul play

Signal Hill police closed down a section of Willow Street between California and Myrtle avenues for over four hours early Friday morning after finding a dead driver behind the wheel of a car in the westbound lanes.

Police said they believe the man’s death was natural and that he died from an unspecified medical emergency.

Officers first found the parked car around 5:45 a.m. and quickly discovered the driver was unresponsive.

After administering CPR, officers called paramedics, who determined the man was dead at the scene, according to Signal Hill Police Department Sgt. Don Moreau.

The street section was closed down until 10 a.m., while officers waited for mortuary workers to arrive, Moreau said.

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Alena Maschke writes about all things business and beyond for the Long Beach Business Journal/Long Beach Post. Born and raised in Germany, she first fell in love with California during an exchange year at UCLA. After receiving her master's degree in journalism from Columbia University in 2017, she returned to the Golden State with an appetite for great stories, pupusas and the occasional Michelada.