On January 11, 2018, at approx 1:25 a.m., officers were dispatched to the area of Carson Street and California Avenue regarding a single-vehicle traffic collision, which resulted in the death of female adult.
Officers arrived and located a blue 1994 Honda Accord, occupied by a male and female adult, which had struck a tree. The Long Beach Fire Department responded, extricated the female passenger, and transported both occupants to a local hospital in stable condition. The female was later pronounced deceased at the hospital.
The preliminary investigation determined the Honda, being driven by a 27-year-old male resident of Long Beach, was travelling westbound on Carson Street when it lost control, struck a traffic signal on the south/west corner of the intersection, and then struck a parking sign and ultimately a tree.
The identity of the victim, a 32-year-old female from Long Beach, is being withheld pending notification of next of kin.
The driver cooperated with the investigation, and alcohol/drug intoxication were not suspected to be a factor in the collision. The investigation remains ongoing.
Anyone who may have information regarding this collision is asked to call Long Beach Police Collision Investigation Detective David Whelan at (562) 570-7355. Anonymous tips may be submitted through “LA Crime Stoppers” by calling 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), downloading the “P3 Tips” app to your smart phone (available at the Apple App store and Google Play), or visiting www.lacrimestoppers.org.