LONG BEACH, CA (November 1, 2021) – Early in the morning on Sunday in Long Beach, a hit-and-run driver went through a crowd of people standing in yard, striking and injuring six. The October 31 crash occurred where Orange Avenue and Werner Street intersect.
The time was roughly 2:45 a.m., authorities said.
People had been gathered for a Halloween party, reports say, and had been standing outside of a residence. According to reports, a woman–identified as Myra Preciado–said it had been a party her son had thrown.
Authorities said the hit-and-run driver–who was in a blue car–struck and injured people. According to people who witnessed the crash, the driver is alleged to have gone onto the sidewalk, struck a fence, and a number of people.
Witnesses said the suspect continued down the sidewalk, and struck two cars that were parked, a fence at another house, and other people.
Responders from the Long Beach Fire Department transported six patients to the hospital.
They were identified as one teen and five adults. None of the victims have been identified in reports. Authorities suspect a domestic violence incident occurred with a woman as one of the victims who was struck.
Authorities arrested a man on Sunday night on suspicion of attempted murder, assault with a deadly weapon, and felony domestic violence. He was identified as Richard Dalton Irigoyen, a resident of Long Beach, 27 years old.
Investigators are continuing to collect information about the incident.
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