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Darnell Bluitt Hit-and-Run Crash Long Beach Artesia Boulevard Butler Avenue

Darnell Bluitt Hit-and-Run Crash Long Beach Artesia Boulevard Butler Avenue

Darnell Bluitt hit-and-run Long Beach

Darnell Bluitt, 54, Killed in Long Beach Hit-and-Run on Artesia at Butler

LONG BEACH, CA (July 7, 2021) – A hit-and-run crash killed Darnell Bluitt at Artesia Boulevard and Butler Avenue in Long Beach.

Police identified the 54-year-old Compton man as one of the victims in the fatal collision which occurred early Wednesday.

The incident happened when Darnell Bluitt and another man were pushing a disabled 1993 Acura sedan westbound on Artesia Boulevard in Long Beach.

A 2010 GMC truck approached the area and hit them from behind. The vehicle struck them at Butler Avenue near the 710 Freeway overpass.

Woman, 43, Injured in Car Collision

Long Beach police said Darnell Bluitt died as a result of the crash. The Press Telegram and My News LA wrote that the accident took place at about 3:45 a.m.

The 43-year-old Compton woman steering the Acura at the time ended up hurt upon impact. Paramedics took her to a hospital for treatment of unspecified injuries.

Meanwhile, police affirmed that the male driver of the GMC did not stop to render aid and fled to a nearby neighborhood. Officers later located the truck.

Authorities soon arrested and booked the motorist for suspicion of DUI, hit-and-run and vehicular manslaughter. They set his bail at $100,000.

The Long Beach hit-and-run crash is still under investigation. Anyone with information can call the police at (562)570-7355 or the LA Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

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