Man Killed in Crash on 70th Street in Long Beach

Driver "may have suffered a medical emergency," police say.

A man, who Long Beach police say "may have suffered a medical emergency," was killed Sunday morning when his truck crashed into two parked vehicles on the 3000 block of 70th Street. 

The truck being driven by 72-year-old John Dawson of Bellflower, was traveling eastbound on 70th Street when it veered into two unoccupied parked vehicles, east of Orizaba Avenue at about 6:48 a.m., police said. There were no passengers in Dawson's vehicle.

Long Beach Fire Department Paramedics responded, performed medical procedures, and  pronounced  the driver deceased at the scene. 

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Long Beach Police Collision Investigations Detective Richard Birdsall at (562) 570-7355.  Anyone wishing to remain anonymous may call (800) 222-TIPS (8477), or text TIPLA plus your tip to 274637 (CRIMES), or visit www.LACrimeStoppers.org.


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