A woman believed to be in her 70s or 80s was struck crossing a Long Beach street early Sunday and she later died, police announced.
The pedestrian, who is identified as Jane Doe while authorities attempt to learn her name, was crossing a street where only the other side allows crossing, Long Beach police department spokeswoman Nancy Pratt wrote in an e-mail.
Officers arrived about 5:40 a.m. to the intersection of Palo Verde Avenue and Belen Street south of Spring Street, where they found the woman injured and the driver at the crash site, Pratt wrote. The news release continues:
"The preliminary investigation revealed a 2006 Chevy Tahoe was traveling southbound on Palo Verde Avenue approaching Belen Street when it struck the woman who was attempting to cross westbound Palo Verde Avenue at Belen Street, at the north end of the intersection.
"The north end of the intersection is posted no crossing allowed, and directs pedestrians to cross at the south end of the intersection's crosswalk. The driver of the Tahoe, a 31- year-old Long Beach resident, remained at the scene and was interviewed by officers and released.
"The pedestrian, who appeared to be in her 70’s or 80’s, had no identification on her and is listed as Jane Doe at this time pending further investigation by the Los Angeles County Coroner's Office.
"Anyone who may information on this incident is asked to contact Long Beach Police Accident Investigations Detective Sirilo Garcia at (562) 570-7355. Anonymous tips can be submitted by calling 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), texting TIPLA plus your tip to CRIMES (274637) or visiting www.lacrimestoppers.org."