Woman killed in second deadly hit-and-run on Pacific Avenue this month

A woman was killed Monday night in a hit-and-run crash in Long Beach. She was crossing Pacific Avenue when a car knocked her down into the roadway where multiple other cars ran into her, police said.

The crash happened around 9:20 p.m. The woman was near 25th Street, crossing outside a crosswalk when she was hit, police said.

Only one of the drivers who hit her after the original crash returned to the scene, police said.

The woman died at the scene, and police began searching for possible suspects, according to the department.

They originally detained two people in a white SUV a short distance from the crash, but, “Further investigation determined this vehicle was not involved in the collision and the occupants were released at the scene,” police said in a news release.

Police didn’t immediately release the woman’s name, saying only that she was a 44-year-old resident of Long Beach.

This is the third time a pedestrian has been killed on Pacific Avenue within about three months.

File photo of the Long Beach Police Department on scene in the 1900 block of Pacific Avenue, where a vehicle struck pedestrian, knocking him unconscious, on May 16, 2019. Photo by Stephen Carr.

Last week, a man was in a crosswalk on Pacific Avenue at 16th Street when a driver hit him, stopped momentarily and then fled, according to police. Earlier this month, a man was left unconscious but survived after being hit by a car near 19th Street, and in February, a 63-year-old man was killed while crossing Pacific at Burnett Street, which is just a block south of 25th Street.

Police asked anyone with information about Monday night’s crash to call Det. Sirilo Garcia at 562-570-7355.

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Jeremiah Dobruck is the breaking news editor for the Long Beach Post. He began his journalism career in 2007 as an intern at Palos Verdes Peninsula News and has worked for The Forum Newsgroup in New York City, the Daily Pilot and the Press-Telegram. He lives in Torrance with his wife, Lindsey, and their two young children, Paul and Simon.
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