• Matt Esnayra

LBPD seek the driver of a red pickup truck involved in a fatal hit-&-run, victim dragged

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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 latest:

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."

Photo courtesy of LBPD

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.

Photo courtesy of LBPD

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