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Pedestrian dies after being struck crossing Long Beach street

A pedestrian was fatally injured Friday night when he ran across a Long Beach street and was hit by a car, police said.

Two males were crossing Spring Street near Stevely Avenue at about 9:30 p.m., according to Long Beach police. One paused on the center divider while his companion continued running into the westbound lanes and was struck by a Honda Civic.

The victim, believed to be a teenager, was transported to a local hospital where he died shortly after arrival. He was not identified. The second pedestrian fled the scene.

The driver of the Honda, stopped at the scene and called police. She was not charged.

Anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to call Long Beach Police Det. Richard Birdsall at (562) 570-7355. Anonymous tips may be submitted via text or online at www.tipsoft.com.

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