Authorities identify man run over in North Long Beach, rule his death accidental

County authorities today released the name of the man who died after he was struck by a car at Artesia Boulevard and Orizaba Avenue last week.

Willie Jackson, 48, was identified by the Los Angeles County Coroner’s office as the victim who was run over.

Officers found Jackson at about 8:30 p.m. Thursday as they responded to reports of a man who was lying in the street, the Long Beach Police Department reported.

When officers arrived, they found Jackson trapped underneath a car, police said in a statement. Paramedics pronounced him dead at the scene, police said.

Jackson died of traumatic injures after being struck by the car, according to the coroner’s office. His death was ruled as an accident.

Police said a 17-year-old boy was driving a 2011 Lincoln MKS eastbound on Artesia Boulevard when he struck Jackson, who was lying in the roadway.

“The driver remained on scene and cooperated with the investigation,” police said. “Distracted driving, speeding and impaired driving do not appear to have been a factor in this collision.”

The teen, who did not have a driver’s license, was released to the custody of a parent at the scene, police said.

Anyone with information on the case was urged to call detectives at 562-570-7355, or Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS.

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