Police Investigate Sunday Morning Traffic Fatality

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On Sunday, May 5, 2013, at approximately 6:48 a.m., Long Beach Police responded to the 3000 block of 70th Street regarding an injury traffic collision involving a vehicle and two parked vehicles, which resulted in the death of a male adult.

The preliminary investigation indicated a 2000 Ford truck, being driven by 72-year-old John Dawson of Bellflower, was traveling eastbound on 70th Street when it veered into two unoccupied parked vehicles, east of Orizaba Avenue. The driver may have suffered a medical emergency at the time of the incident. There were no passengers in the primary vehicle.

Long Beach Fire Department Paramedics responded, performed medical procedures, and pronounced the driver deceased at the scene.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Long Beach Police Collision 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 www.LACrimeStoppers.org.

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