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On November 26, 2020 at approximately 9:30 p.m., officers were flagged down on Pacific Avenue north of Pacific Coast Highway regarding an injury hit and run traffic collision involving a vehicle and a pedestrian, which resulted in the death of a female adult.

Upon arrival, officers found a pedestrian who had been struck by a vehicle. The Long Beach Fire Department responded, but despite life-saving measures, the victim succumbed to her injuries at the scene. The victim was identified as Erica Cardenas, a 30-year-old resident of Long Beach.

The preliminary investigation revealed a sedan traveling at a high rate of speed southbound on Pacific Avenue struck a pedestrian in an unmarked crosswalk. The driver did not stop and immediately fled the area. The suspect vehicle is described as a dark-colored sedan with major front-end damage.

Anyone with information regarding the collision are asked to contact Detective Kelsey Myers or Detective Kevin Matter of the Long Beach Police Department Collision Investigation Detail at 562-570-7355. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous may submit a tip through “LA Crime Stoppers” by calling 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), downloading the “P3 Tips” app to your smartphone (available at the Apple App store and Google Play), or visiting

The article above was released by the Long Beach Police Department.