• Matt Esnayra

Homeless man killed after being ran over by a garbage truck in Long Beach

A homeless man was killed when a garbage truck struck him in an alleyway in the Washington neighborhood of Long Beach Tuesday afternoon, per multiple reports.


Long Beach police say the incident occurred just after 1 p.m. in an alley located on Del Ray Court when a garbage truck in reverse struck a homeless man lying on the ground.

  • The victim has been described as an adult male in his late 50's who was declared dead at the scene by LBFD personnel.

  • Police say the garbage truck driver, age 62, remained at the scene, called 911, and cooperated with investigators. He was not arrested.

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