Authorities investigating the death of a pedestrian who was struck by a vehicle in Long Beach said Monday they are awaiting toxicology tests on the victim.
The 51-year-old Long Beach resident, whose name was withheld pending family notification, was struck about 10 p.m. Sunday near Santa Fe Avenue and 16th Street and died at a hospital, according to the Long Beach Police Department.
"The pedestrian was crossing through the middle of the intersection eastbound outside of a marked crosswalk when he was struck by the vehicle, which was traveling north on Santa Fe Avenue at 16th Street," according to an LBPD statement. "It is suspected the pedestrian consumed alcohol prior to the collision, pending toxicology reports."
The unnamed driver remained on scene and cooperated with investigators, according to police, who said the man possessed a valid driver's license and insurance and is not suspected of driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
Anyone with information on the case was urged to call police at 562-570-7355, or Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS.
—City News Service