Pedestrian killed in traffic collision on PCH near Signal Hill

A man died at a local hospital after being struck by a vehicle Saturday morning at the intersection of Pacific Coast Highway and Cherry Avenue, police said.

Officers were dispatched to the intersection at approximately 1:20 a.m. after receiving a call about an injury traffic collision.

When LBPD officers arrived, a Signal Hill Police officer was already on scene providing aid to a pedestrian who was lying in the roadway west of the intersection, police said.

The Long Beach Fire Department responded and transported the man to a local hospital, where he was later pronounced dead due to his injuries, police said.

The preliminary investigation revealed the man was crossing PCH northbound in the crosswalk on the east side of the intersection against a red crossing signal, police said.

Police said a 20-year-old resident from Anaheim behind the wheel of a 2009 Honda Civic traveling west on PCH struck the man. The driver remained at the scene and cooperated with the investigation, police said. Alcohol, drugs or distracted driving are not believed to be factors in the collision, according to the LBPD.

The Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office will publicly identify the victim once they notify the family.

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