UPDATE: Pedestrian Killed in Traffic Accident Saturday Identified as Long Beach Man

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Google Maps screenshot of East 4th Street and Obispo Avenue. 

UPDATE | The pedestrian killed in a traffic accident Saturday night in Belmont Heights has been identified as a Long Beach man, according to the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office.

Authorities had previously stated 79-year-old John Solone of Long Beach was an Indio resident.

PREVIOUSLY: Pedestrian Fatally Struck by Vehicle in Bluff Heights Neighborhood

On 10/17/16 at 11:34AM | A 79-year-old Indio resident died on Saturday, October 15 after he was hit by a car when crossing an intersection in Long Beach’s Bluff Heights neighborhood, officials said.

Officers responded to a call regarding an injury traffic collision at 4th Street and Obispo Avenue at about 10:26PM, according to the Long Beach Police Department (LBPD).

A 2003 Honda Civic was traveling east on 4th Street when it hit the pedestrian. According to witness statements, the pedestrian was crossing the street on an unmarked crosswalk, officials stated.

The Long Beach Fire Department (LBFD) pronounced the pedestrian dead at the scene. The 55-year-old driver remained at the intersection.

The investigation remains ongoing. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call L.B.P.D Collision Investigations Detective Steve Fox at (562) 570-7355. Anonymous tips may be submitted through “LA Crime Stoppers” by calling 1 (800) 222-TIPS (8477), downloading the “P3 Tips” app to your smart phone (available at the Apple App store and Google Play), or visiting www.LACrimeStoppers.org.

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Stephanie Rivera is the immigration and diversity reporter for the Long Beach Post. Growing up as one of six kids in the working-class immigrant suburb of South Gate, she was taught the importance of civic engagement and to show compassion for others. After graduating from CSULB with a degree in journalism, Stephanie worked for Patch Latino and City News Service before coming to the Long Beach Post in 2015. An avid Harry Potter fan, Stephanie now lives in Bixby Knolls with her boyfriend and their bearded dragon, Austin.
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