LONG BEACH, Calif. – A motorist was killed early Monday in a single-vehicle crash at the Port of Long Beach.
The man died at the scene of the crash, which was reported about 3:10 a.m. on Highway 47 near Ocean Boulevard, according to the Long Beach Police Department.
The Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner identified the man as 55-year-old Juan Carlos Diaz Hernandez. His place of residence was not disclosed.
“Upon arrival, officers located a single overturned vehicle and a partially ejected adult male driver,” police said in a statement.
“The initial investigation revealed that the vehicle, a 2001 Chevrolet Blazer, was traveling southbound on Highway 47 at a high rate of speed,” police said. “The vehicle crossed through the intersection with Ocean Boulevard and drove into an exit ramp for a shipping terminal. The vehicle collided with cement barriers and then overturned.
“There were no other vehicles involved and no passengers in the vehicle,” police said. “At this time, speed and impaired driving are suspected to have contributed to the collision.”
Anyone who may have witnessed the crash was urged to call LBPD Detective Joseph Johnson at 562-570-7355. Anonymous tips may be submitted through Crime Stoppers by calling 800-222-TIPS, or via the website LACrimeStoppers.org.