This story was updated at 12:23 p.m. with the victim's name.
A Long Beach man was struck and killed by a car while crossing E Park Avenue early Thursday morning.
According to Sgt. Eric Cregeen of the Long Beach Police Department (LBPD), around 5:24 a.m., Ronald Tisi, 57, was
walking northbound on Long Beach Boulevard with his friend. Tisi began crossing E Park
Avenue at the intersection of Long Beach Boulevard when he was
struck by a black 2008 Toyota Corolla, which was traveling eastbound in the
Tisi was thrown into the air and hit the ground, Cregeen said.
The driver of the Toyota pulled his
vehicle over and remained at the scene until officers arrived, Cregeen said.
A crime scene was established by LBPD. The
Long Beach Fire Department was notified and an ambulance was sent to the scene. Tisi was transported to South Nassau Hospital where he succumbed to
his injuries and was pronounced dead at 6:23 a.m., Cregeen said.
The accident is currently under
investigation by the LBPD.