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Long Beach Police seeks public’s help in traffic fatality investigation at 4th Street and The Promenade

Red Two Door Pick Up Truck
Detectives are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the driver involved in a fatal hit-and-run. Photo courtesy of Long Beach Police Department.

Update 12/29/21:

Detectives from the Long Beach Police Department’s Collision Investigation Detail are seeking the public’s help in identifying the driver of a late-90s to early 2000s, two-door, red pick-up truck that was involved in a fatal hit-and-run traffic collision on Dec. 27, 2021.

The collision occurred at 4th Street and The Promenade, which resulted in the death of a female adult.

Anyone with information regarding the collision is asked to contact Detective Joseph Johnson 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 www.lacrimestoppers.org.

Original News Release Posted 12/28/21:

On Dec. 27, 2021 at 5:25 p.m., officers responded to an injury hit-and-run collision in the area of 4th Street and Pine Avenue, which resulted in the death of a female adult.

Upon arrival, officers discovered an adult female pedestrian had been struck by a vehicle. Officers rendered first aid until Long Beach Fire Department personnel responded and determined the pedestrian had succumbed to her injuries at the scene.

The preliminary investigation revealed the pedestrian was first struck by a red pickup truck in the area of 4th Street and The Promenade. The pedestrian was dragged westbound on 4th Street before becoming dislodged from the vehicle. The driver of the red pickup truck was last seen fleeing southbound on Pine Avenue from 4th Street.

A Chevy Camaro then struck the body of the pedestrian and dragged her to Pine Avenue. The driver of the Camaro remained on scene and cooperated with the investigation. The driver had a valid driver’s license and was not suspected of driving under the influence, distracted driving nor speeding.

The Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office responded and will assist in identifying the female pedestrian. The first vehicle that struck the pedestrian was only described as a red pickup truck that was last seen fleeing southbound on Pine Avenue from 4th Street.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Kelsey Myers or Detective Joseph Johnson of the Long Beach Police Department Collision Investigation Detail at (562) 570-7355. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous may call 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), or text TIPLA plus your tip to 274637 (CRIMES) or visit www.lacrimestoppers.org.

This article was released by the Long Beach Police Department.