Traffic Fatality at 8th & Euclid

LBPD Media Relations
On January 27, at approximately 7:50 p.m., officers from the Long Beach Police Department responded to 8th Street and Euclid Avenue on a report of a traffic collision.

Upon officers arrival, they found that the collision involved a blue 2006 Toyota Tacoma and a black 2007 Honda Fit.

Officer's preliminary investigation found that a 53-year-old male resident of Long Beach was driving the 2006 Toyota Tacoma. The Toyota Tacoma broadsided the 2007 Honda Fit on the driver's side, which was being driven by a 49-year-old female resident of Long Beach. The collision forced both vehicles to slide north to their resting place in the north/south lanes of Euclid.

The female driver was transported to a local hospital where she later succumbed to her injuries.

The male driver was arrested for Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol. He has been identified as Richard Roberts. 

Anyone who may have witnessed this collision is asked to contact L.B.P.D Collision Investigation Detective David Lauro at (562) 570-7355. Anonymous tips may be submitted through “LA Crime Stoppers” by calling 1-800-222-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.

 

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