1 Man Dead, 2 Injured After Car Crashes Into Utility Pole in Long Beach
One man died and two others were injured after a driver suspected of being under the influence crashed into a utility pole in Long Beach, the Long Beach Police Department said in a press release on Sunday.
Officers were called to the scene of a crash at the intersection of Clark Avenue and Eagle Street around 2:30 a.m. Saturday morning.
There, they found two passengers suffering from injuries inside a 2000 Toyota Avalon. The 24-year-old driver of the vehicle was not at scene and found walking away a short time later, police said.
A preliminary investigation revealed that the driver veered off the road and hit a utility pole north of Eagle Street, according to police.
One of the passengers, a 31-year-old man, was found unconscious and was pronounced dead at the scene.
The second passenger, a 24-year-old man, was transported to a local hospital with a broken leg, according to police.
The driver was also transported to a local hospital with serious injuries and will face multiple charges, police said.
Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call the Long Beach Police Department at 562-570-7335.