On Tuesday, Jan. 15, at approximately 6:32am, Long Beach Police Department (LBPD) officers responded to Pacific Coast Highway (PCH) and Anaheim Street regarding an injury traffic collision, which resulted in the death of a male adult.
Officers arrived and discovered a white, convertible 2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse resting on top of a large cement and steel commercial office building sign at the northwest corner of PCH and Anaheim Street, with major front-end damage. The driver, who was alone in the vehicle, was determined deceased at the scene.
Based on the preliminary investigation, detectives believe the driver was traveling northbound in the 5200 block of PCH when he sideswiped a silver 2011 Ford Edge, causing minor damage to the Edge’s left front fender. The Mitsubishi driver accelerated and drove northbound PCH, in the southbound lanes, toward oncoming traffic. The Mitsubishi driver turned westbound toward Anaheim Street, drove over the sidewalk and collided with the building sign at northwest corner of PCH and Anaheim Street.
The victim has been identified as 27-year-old Trevor Stevens of Stanton. It is unknown if drugs and/or alcohol were involved, but the investigation remains ongoing. No others were injured.
Those with information regarding this incident are asked to contact LBPD Accident Investigation Detective Brian Watt at (562) 570-7355. Anonymous tips may be submitted by calling 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), texting TIPLA plus the tip to CRIMES (274637), or visiting lacrimestoppers.org .