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Torrance Police Department
Tuesday October 24th, 2017 :: 09:18 a.m. PDT


Major Traffic Collision

On October 23, 2017, at approximately 8:14 p.m., officers from the Torrance Police Department responded to major traffic collision at the intersection of Pacific Coast Highway and Ocean Avenue. 


On arrival, officers discovered that a black Toyota Corolla driven by a 58-year-old male, traveling eastbound on Pacific Coast Highway had collided with a 31-year-old male pedestrian who was crossing Pacific Coast Highway mid-block outside of the crosswalk. The pedestrian was treated by Torrance Fire Department personnel at the scene and transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.   


The eastbound lanes of Pacific Coast Highway between Anza Avenue and Ocean Avenue were closed for approximately three and one half hours during the investigation.


The pedestrian was positively identified but the name is being withheld pending notification of next of kin.This collision is being investigated by the Torrance Police Department’s Traffic Division under the command of Captain Martin Vukotic, Commander of the Special Operations Bureau.  Anyone with information regarding this collision is encouraged to contact the Torrance Police Department’s Traffic Division at (310) 618-5557.


Lieutenant Jeremiah Hart 

Traffic and Special Events Division Commander  


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Non-Emergency: 310-328-3456


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Torrance Police Department –
Community Affairs Division
310-618-6391 or 310-618-6392

Torrance Police Department
3300 Civic Center Dr
Torrance, CA 90503

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 310-328-3456

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