Pedestrian killed in crash near Signal Hill

A man died after being struck by two cars early Monday on a stretch of Long Beach Boulevard near Signal Hill, according to authorities.

Police responded to the incident at 5:35 a.m., LBPD spokeswoman Allison Gallagher said, closing down Long Beach Boulevard between Pepper Drive and 31st Street just south of the 405 Freeway.

According to the LBPD, the victim was standing in the roadway when he was first struck by a 28-year-old man driving a 2004 Nissan 350z traveling northbound on Long Beach Boulevard. The impact threw the victim into the southbound lanes where he was struck a second time by a 28-year-old woman driving a 2018 Nissan Sentra, police said.

Both drivers remained at the scene and cooperated with the investigation, police said, adding that alcohol, drugs and distracted driving are not suspected to be the cause for the collision.

Long Beach firefighters used the Jaws of Life to free the pedestrian who was trapped under one of the vehicles, according to the department. Paramedics pronounced him dead at the scene.

The coroner’s office is working to identify the victim, whose name will be released after next of kin are notified, authorities said.

The street has reopened to traffic.

Police asked that anyone with information about the crash contact Detective Brian Ekrem or Detective Kevin Johansen at 562-570-7355. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous may submit a tip by calling 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or visiting www.lacrimestoppers.org.

Editor’s note: This story was updated with details of the crash released by the LBPD.

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Brandon Richardson is a business reporter, covering everything from real estate and healthcare to the airport and port to city hall and the economy. He is a Long Beach native who has been with the Business Journal since graduating from Long Beach City College in spring 2016 with an associate’s degree in journalism. He is an avid record collector and concert goer.
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