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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.


Details:

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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