Pedestrian hit by hit-and-run and 2 other drivers in fatal Long Beach incident

LONG BEACH, Calif. (CNS)– One of the three vehicles that fatally struck a man in Long Beach fled the scene, authorities said Sunday.

The victim was beaten at about 6:45 p.m. Saturday at Pacific Avenue and 27th Street, the Long Beach Police Department reported. Officers arriving at the scene found a Honda Odyssey being driven by a 78-year-old man.

“The Long Beach Fire Department responded to the scene, raised and stabilized the vehicle and determined that the pedestrian trapped under the vehicle had died,” police said.

Officers also found a Hyundai Elentra being driven by a 27-year-old man who also hit the pedestrian.

An investigation found that an unidentified vehicle traveling northbound on Pacific Avenue first struck the pedestrian crossing Pacific Avenue at the north crosswalk. The vehicle fled the scene.

The LBPD’s Collision Investigation Detail urged anyone with information about the crash to call them at 562-570-7355 or Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477.

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