Hit-And-Run Driver Wanted In Long Beach; Pedestrian Killed

LONG BEACH (CBSLA.com) — Police Thursday searched for a hit-and-run driver who fatally struck a pedestrian on the 710 Freeway in Long Beach.

The crash was reported shortly after 4 a.m. near W. Anaheim Street, according to California Highway Patrol officers.

A preliminary investigation revealed the victim was pushing a shopping cart when she was struck by the vehicle.

Authorities said the pedestrian, who may be a homeless man, was pronounced dead at the scene. His identity was withheld pending family notification.

A description of the suspect vehicle has not been provided.

The off-ramp to the freeway remained blocked at Anaheim Street until 8 a.m., police said.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

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