Pedestrian killed after being struck by car near Cal Heights neighborhood

A female pedestrian was fatally struck by a vehicle Wednesday night near the California Heights neighborhood when a 2007 Mercedes struck the woman who was allegedly in the roadway.

The incident happened at approximately 10:30 p.m. near the 300 block of East Wardlow Road, according to a release from the Long Beach Police Department. The car was traveling eastbound on Wardlow when it struck the pedestrian who allegedly was not in a crosswalk.

The victim, who has yet to be identified, was treated at the scene by Long Beach Fire Department personnel before being transported to a local hospital where she later died, say authorities.

A 65-year-old Long Beach woman was identified as the driver. The release from LBPD said the driver stayed at the scene and cooperated with officers who determined that alcohol, drugs or distracted driving did not factor into the accident.

The female victim is expected to be identified by the Los Angeles County Coroner’s office after her family is notified.

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Jason Ruiz covers City Hall and politics for the Long Beach Post.