37-Year-Old Velton Johnson Killed in Long Beach Accident on East 7th Street
Long Beach, California (March 20, 2020) – Velton Jermaine Johnson, 37, was killed in an auto-pedestrian collision that happened Monday night in Long Beach, according to the authorities.
The collision occurred shortly before 10 p.m. Monday, March 16, on East 7th Street near Ultimo Avenue.
Authorities said he was hit by a westbound vehicle as he tried to cross East 7th Street. The force of the crash pushed Johnson into the path of oncoming traffic and was hit by an eastbound Jeep Grand Cherokee.
The westbound motorist failed to stop at the scene but the other driver, a 61-year-old Long Beach woman, stayed at the scene.
Johnson was killed in the accident.
No further details were released.
The crash is under investigation.
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