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A 53-year-old Seal Beach man died after crashing his SUV into the outdoor patio of a Long Beach restaurant Thursday, according to police, after apparently suffering a medical emergency. The incident also injured three patrons, police said.

The crash was reported at 3:35 p.m. May 4 in the 1900 block of East Pacific Coast Highway, according to Marlene Arrona of the Long Beach Police Department.

The restaurant, called Los Potros, was open for business.

The man driving the silver Dodge Durango was critically injured and taken to a Los Angeles hospital, Arrona said. The Seal Beach resident died Friday, May 5. The L.A. County Coroner will determine cause of death and notify next of kin.

The injured patrons — a woman and two men — also were hospitalized for injuries that appear to be non-life-threatening, Arrona said.

Westbound lanes of PCH were closed between Cherry and Gardenia avenues as police investigated the crash.

Anyone who may have information regarding this incident can call Long Beach Police Department Collision Investigation Detail Detective David Lauro at (562) 570-7355. Anonymous tips may be submitted through "LA Crime Stoppers" by calling (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.

—City News Service

Emily is a staff writer covering higher education and other various topics for Gazette Newspapers. She has a background in weekly and daily newspapers and a bachelor’s in communication from La Sierra University.

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