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Hit-and-Run Driver in Long Beach Kills Pedestrian


A hit-and-run driver struck and killed a pedestrian in Long Beach Saturday night at the intersection of Anaheim St. and Linden Ave.

Yolanda Archuleta, a 51-year-old San Pedro resident, was crossing Anaheim St. when she was hit by a black four-door Honda. The driver stopped near the scene of the accident. Witnesses saw the driver and the vehicle's passenger exit the car and walk up to Archuleta, then get back into the vehicle. The hit-and-run driver then fled the scene, heading west on Anaheim St.

The victim was still in the street when police officers arrived. She was transported by ambulance to a local hospital, where she was later pronounced dead.

Police are seeking the public's help in identifying the car's driver and passenger. Witnesses described the driver as a Hispanic male in his mid 20's, wearing a white t-shirt, and the passenger as a Hispanic female with shoulder length hair. Police say the car likely has moderate to major front-end damage and a broken headlight.

On Thursday, police released to the public the partial license plate of the suspect driver's vehicle. According to Nancy Pratt, a spokesperson for the Long Beach Police Department, the partial license plate is "6DG_ 58."

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