Pedestrian killed in North Long Beach crash

A man died early Thursday morning after being hit by a car near Lakewood Regional Medical Center, Long Beach police said.

Police said the crash occurred in the 3300 block of South Street around 12:40 a.m. The man was outside a marked crosswalk walking northbound across South Street when the driver of a Honda hit him, according to authorities.

When officers got to the scene, they found the injured man lying in the westbound lanes of South Street, west of Downey Avenue, police said. Officers provided aid, but Long Beach Fire Department personnel soon arrived and determined the man was dead.

The driver remained at the scene and cooperated with the investigation, police said. Speed, distracted driving and impairment are not believed to be factors in the crash at this time, the LBPD said.

The identity of the victim has not been released because authorities are still trying to notify his next of kin, police said.

He is the second pedestrian to die in a crash in North Long Beach in the past two days. So far this year, the LBPD has publicly reported 31 traffic fatalities; 17 have involved the death of a pedestrian.

Pedestrian dies after being struck by car in North Long Beach, police say

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Fernando Haro is the Long Beach Post's breaking news and public safety reporter.
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