LBPD seek the driver of a red pickup truck involved in a fatal hit-&-run, victim dragged
Long Beach police are asking for the public's assistance in identifying a suspect in a deadly hit-and-run collision in Downtown Long Beach.
The Long Beach Police have released three still photos of a red two-door pick-up truck who they say was involved in a fatal hit and run collision on the night of Dec. 27.
A spectator, who did not witness the collision, said the victim was knocked near the parking spaces in front of Fresh Kabobs and heard "tons of screaming."
The spectator also said a "heroic individual at a certain point saw what happened, started screaming, and held up traffic in the lane the body was lying in," and also saw a 2nd car run over the victim, dragging the body "half a city block."
What they're saying:
According to the LBPD, the collision occurred just before 5:30 p.m., Monday, when a "red pick-up truck" in the area of 4th Street and Pine Avenue struck a female pedestrian, dragging the victim before being dislodged from the truck and fleeing from the scene.
A second vehicle, a Chevy Camaro, struck the victim again and dragged her to Pine Ave; the drive of the Camaro stood at the scene and cooperated with police.
The driver had a valid driver's license and was not suspected of driving under the influence, distracted driving, or speeding.