A patrol sergeant came upon the crash involving a 1995 Toyota Avalon and a 2002 Honda Civic about 1:40 p.m. on 53rd Street, near Cherry Avenue.
The Avalon was being driven by a 19-year-old Long Beach woman, Long Beach police said.Popular Stories
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The front passenger in the Honda Civic, an 87 year-old woman from Lakewood, was taken to a local hospital and later died, officials said.
The Los Angeles County Coroner's office could not provide identification for the victim.
Anyone with information regarding this crash was urged to call Long Beach Police Department Collision Investigation Detail Detective David Lauro at 562-570-7355.
Police officials said the investigation is not completed and could not say whether anyone was cited or arrested, or whether alcohol or drugs played a part in the crash.
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