Updated Friday 1:30 p.m. with police department news release.
A man was killed Thursday night when his car was struck by a Metro Blue Line train at a Long Beach intersection.
The 26-year-old man has not been named pending notification of his family and was only described Friday by Long Beach Police Department as Latino.
Further police investigation since Thursday night revealed more details about the crash. Police say the driver's car was beside the northbound Metro Blue Line train when the driver made a left turn (westbound). The train collided with the car, causing injuries to train passengers that were non-life-threatening.
The crash occurred about 8:40 p.m. and the driver remained trapped in his car several hours after he was declared dead, so that the crash scene could be investigated.
Three men and one woman from the train were injured, police and fire officials said. The woman was treated at the scene. The men were taken to hospitals for treatment. The dead man was alone in the car when it was struck by the train. Long Beach police will continue to investigate the accident. Blue Line trains continued to run, directed around the affected train.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Long Beach Police Department Accident Investigations Detail Detective Richard Birdsall at (562) 570-7355.
--Nancy Wride with City News Service reporting