Man Killed While Trying to Push Disabled Van in Long Beach

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LONG BEACH (CNS) - A 62-year-old man pushing his disabled van in Long Beach was killed when his vehicle was struck by a speeding Lexus driven by a suspected drunk driver with an expired license, authorities said Sunday.

David Grace, 33, of Los Angeles, was arrested on suspicion of vehicular manslaughter and drunk driving, the Long Beach Police Department reported.

The name of the victim will be released pending notification of next of kin, according to the Los Angeles County coroner's office.

The fatal crash occurred at 5:22 p.m. Saturday in the 300 block of Market Street, according to the LBPD. Grace, allegedly speeding eastbound on Market Street in a 2013 Lexus, struck a disabled 1991 Dodge van that was being pushed by the 62-year-old man, alongside his 19-year-old daughter.

The daughter was not injured in the crash, but the impact pinned her father between the Dodge and Lexus. The van then struck an unoccupied, parked Nissan truck.

Paramedics rushed the man to a hospital, where he died from his injuries.

The LBPD's Collision Investigation Detail urged anyone with information about the crash to call them at 562-570-7355 or Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477.

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