Charges Pending Against Driver Involved in Fatal Traffic Accident

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Fatal Traffic Accident in Long Beach

On Sunday, March 10, 2013, at approximately 4:25 a.m., Long Beach Police responded to the intersection of Long Beach Boulevard and 56th Street regarding a single vehicle traffic collision, which resulted in the death of a female adult.

The preliminary investigation indicated that the vehicle, a 2012 Ford Fusion, being driven by 39-year-old Long Beach resident Darrell Childs, was traveling southbound on Long Beach Boulevard.  For an unknown reason, the vehicle veered onto the west parkway, striking a light pole, sheering off a fire hydrant, and striking a traffic signal pole before stopping.  The passenger, identified as 46-year-old Teresa Davis of Long Beach, was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Long Beach Fire Department paramedics transported the driver to a local hospital with what appeared to be non-life threatening injuries.  Charges are pending against the driver.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Long Beach Police Accident Investigations Detective Richard Birdsall at (562) 570-7355.  Anyone wishing to remain anonymous may call 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), or text TIPLA plus your tip to 274637 (CRIMES), or visit

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