Authorities ID 63-year-old killed crossing Pacific Avenue last week

The coroner’s office today released the name of man who died at a hospital last week after he was struck by a car while crossing a street in a crosswalk.

Amroel Allen was a 63-year-old Long Beach resident, coroner’s Investigator Kelli Blanchard said.

Allen was killed when a Mercedes-Benz E320 hit him at around 8:45 p.m. Feb. 18, police said. Allen was crossing Pacific Avenue at Burnett Street and the Mercedes-Benz’s driver was headed south on Pacific, according to authorities. There is no traffic signal at that intersection.

The crash left Allen lying in the middle of the intersection, police said. The driver called 911 and got out of the car to help, the LBPD said in a news release.

Allen died after paramedics took him to the hospital, police said.

The driver was a 41-year-old from Long Beach who was interviewed and released, authorities said. Police said they don’t think he was under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

Investigators asked anyone with more details to contact Det. Steve Fox at 562-570-7110 or Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS.

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