• Matt Esnayra

32-Year Old Man Killed in Hit-&-Run Crash on PCH, LBPD says

A 32-year-old Long Beach resident was struck by a car when he was trying to cross Pacific Coast Highway and Lewis Avene Wednesday night, police said.


According to LBPD, officers were sent to the area of Pacific Coast Highway and Lewis Avenue at approximately 7:15 p.m., in response to a hit and crash. On their arrival, officers found one adult male pedestrian who had been struck by a vehicle and later died from the collision.

  • Officers administered life-saving measures until the Long Beach Fire Department arrived, but the pedestrian succumbed to his injuries at the scene.

The investigation:

The investigation's initial findings revealed that a 2003 Mercury sedan, driven by a 30-year-old resident of Long Beach, was driving east on Pacific Coast Highway when the driver thumped a parked car before hitting the pedestrian who was attempting to cross the street outside of a crosswalk.

  • The driver fled the scene of the crash and was later arrested by patrol officers.

  • Joshua Lemusu, a 30-year-old Long Beach resident, was charged with driving under the influence, gross vehicular manslaughter, and failure to stop at a scene of a traffic accident causing bodily injuries. Lemusu is being held on $100,000.

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