LONG BEACH, Calif. – A motorist who fatally struck a man in Long Beach later contacted police to report the incident and cooperate with the investigation, authorities said Monday.
Officers dispatched at 11:10 p.m. Sunday to the area of Harbor Scenic Drive and Ocean Boulevard located the victim in the roadway, appearing to have been struck by a vehicle. He was pronounced dead at the scene, the Long Beach Police Department reported.
“While officers were conducting their investigation, the driver of the vehicle that struck the pedestrian contacted police,” LBPD officials said.
Investigators said a 2013 Nissan Altima, driven by a 20-year-old resident of Lakewood, was going northbound on Harbor Scenic Drive towards the Ocean Boulevard bridge when the car struck a man attempting to cross westbound, on foot, across the lanes of traffic under the Ocean Boulevard bridge.
Police said the motorist had a valid driver’s license and proof of insurance, adding that speed, distracted driving, and driving under the influence do not appear to be factors in the crash.
The LBPD’s Collision Investigation Detail urged anyone with information about the crash to call 562-570-7355 or Crime Stoppers at 800-222- 8477.