Man lying in roadway dies after being run over in East Long Beach, police say

A man who was lying in the road in East Long Beach died after being struck by a driver Tuesday night, authorities said.

Police said they learned of the traffic collision just before midnight and responded to the intersection of Studebaker Road and Spring Street.

When officers arrived, they found the man in the northbound lanes of Studebaker Road, according to the Long Beach Police Department. Officers aided the man but when Long Beach Fire Department personnel arrived soon after, they determined he was dead, police said.

An investigation revealed that the man was lying in the roadway outside of a marked crosswalk when he was struck by a 2007 Honda driven by a Long Beach resident, the LBPD said. It’s not clear why he was lying down in the street.

The driver remained at the scene and cooperated with the investigation, police said.

The identity of the deceased man is being withheld pending notification of his next of kin, authorities said. Alcohol, drugs and distracted driving are not believed to be contributing factors in the collision, according to the LBPD.

The LBPD has publicly reported 34 traffic collision deaths so far this year; 19 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.