A 72-year-old pedestrian who was trying to illegally cross a road near the Traffic Circle was fatally hit by a jeep Wednesday evening, police said

Nahid Hamidi Keegan, of Long Beach, tried to cross Lakewood Boulevard at a non-pedestrian crossing area when she was hit by a 2011 Jeep Liberty traveling north on Lakewood Boulevard. Long Beach Fire Department paramedics took Keegan to a local hospital, but she died a short time later, said Lisa Massacani, a spokeswoman with the Long Beach Police Department.

The 26-year-old driver of the jeep was questioned at the scene and released. No charges are pending, Massacani said.

Anyone with information about the incident should contact Long Beach Police Department Accident Investigations Detective Richard Birdsall at 562-570-7355. Anonymous tips can be made at www.tipsoft.com.

- Phillip Zonkel



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