UPDATE: Pedestrian killed after being hit by sedan on PCH

A pedestrian was killed in a hit-and-run collision on Pacific Coast Highway Sunday evening, authorities said.

Officers arrived at the scene on PCH between Martin Luther King Jr. and Lemon avenues around 7:20 p.m. and found an unresponsive man on the ground, said Lt. Eric Fernandez, a spokesman for the Long Beach Police Department.

The Long Beach Fire Department transported the victim to a local hospital, where he died of his injuries, police said.

Police found that the man was walking eastbound on PCH on the side walk when he began to cross PCH outside of any crosswalk. Vehicles had stopped in the first and second lanes, but when he crossed the third lane of westbound PCH, a driver in a dark-colored sedan hit him and fled the scene. The sedan is possibly a Dodge Challenger, officials said.

Long Beach police sent out an alert just before 8 p.m. Sunday that PCH had been closed as police investigated. The thoroughfare near Poly High School was reopened at around 10 p.m.

Police ask that anyone who witnessed the collision to contact Collision Investigation Detective Shawn Loughlin at 562-570-5520. Anonymous tips can be submitted by calling 1-800-222-8477 or visiting www.LACrimeStoppers.org.

Editor’s note: This story has been updated with additional information from police. 

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