Search underway for hit-and-run driver in Long Beach

Police are searching for the hit-and-run driver who struck and killed a woman in Long Beach near the intersection of Pacific Coast Highway and Harbor Avenue overnight.

Long Beach police officers were called to the area around 11:35 p.m. Wednesday. After arriving at the scene, officers found a woman lying in the traffic lanes where she was declared at the scene by first responders. 

Investigators said the victim was struck by a 2002 Toyota Avalon that was traveling westbound on PCH. The vehicle was last seen going northbound on Santa Fe Avenue where it was found parked and unoccupied. 

The LA County coroner’s office is working to notify the victim’s next of kin. Officials say she is between 30 and 40 years old and was likely experiencing homelessness

Anyone with information is asked to contact Long Beach PD. 

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