DUI Suspect Arrested After Pedestrian Death in Long Beach

When you leave your home and no matter what mode of transportation you choose, there is always the danger of getting into an accident. A pedestrian accident happened earlier this week when a 62-year-old woman was out walking in Long Beach earlier this week. 

My News LA reported on their website on Wednesday that a suspected DUI driver has been arrested following a fatal collision in Long Beach that happened on Tuesday, November 23, 2021.

The Long Beach Police Department said in a statement a little before 6:00 p.m., 68-year-old Tyrone Tate was driving a 2016 Nissan Sentra northbound on Pacific Avenue when he hit a 62-year-old female pedestrian who was attempting to cross the street outside of a marked crosswalk. 

Tate remained at the scene of the crash.

Paramedics rushed the woman to an area hospital for treatment of critical and life-threatening injuries. She later died at the hospital as the result of the injuries that she suffered in the crash.

Authorities said that officers responding at the scene conducted a series of field sobriety tests on Tate, which he failed. Officers found a concealed firearm inside Tate’s vehicle. He was arrested and taken into custody on suspicion of DUI and carrying a concealed weapon.

A Los Angeles County Judge set Tate’s bail at $100,000.

The accident is currently under investigation. The Long Beach Police Department asks anyone with any information to contact police detectives at (562) 570-7355 or through Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-TIPS.

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