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Long Beach Police report traffic fatality at Atlantic Avenue and Market Street

On Jan. 5, 2021 at approximately 8:05 p.m., officers were dispatched to the area of Atlantic Avenue and Market Street 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 female adult pedestrian who had been struck by a vehicle. The Long Beach Fire Department responded, but despite life saving measures, the pedestrian succumbed to her injuries at the scene.

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

The Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office will identify the decedent and notify next-of-kin.

Anyone who may have information regarding this incident is asked to call Long Beach Police Department Collision Investigation Detail Detective Kelsey Myers or Detective Kevin Johansen 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 www.lacrimestoppers.org.

This article was released by the Long Beach Police Department.