A woman is dead following a hit-and-run crash in West Long Beach Friday night, police said.
The crash occurred just before 11 p.m. in the area of Willow Street and Caspian Avenue, according to the Long Beach Police Department.
Police say the driver of a silver or tan sport utility SUV was driving recklessly–doing donuts–at the intersection of Willow Street and Caspian Avenue when the driver struck a 2003 Chevrolet Silverado truck that was traveling westbound on Willow Street and approaching the intersection.
The collision caused the driver of the Silverado truck to lose control and collide with a tree in the center median, authorities said.
A woman, who was a front passenger in the truck, was ejected from the vehicle during the crash and died at the scene, police said.
Her identity was not immediately revealed as the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office works to notify her next of kin.
The driver of the truck, who was identified by police as a 20-year-old Carson resident, remained at the scene and cooperated with the investigation, according to the LBPD.
The driver of the SUV that was doing donuts at the intersection, however, fled the scene, police said. No arrests have been made.
At this time, police say speed and distracted driving are being considered as factors in the crash.
This story was updated with more information from the Long Beach Police Department.