Driver dead after suffering medical emergency, crashing into wall in North Long Beach, police say

A man died early Thursday morning after he suffered a medical emergency that caused him to crash into a wall in North Long Beach, according to authorities.

The Long Beach Police Department said the man was driving a 2010 Dodge Charger sometime after midnight in the 2300 block of East 70th Street, just north of the 91 Freeway when he may have had a medical emergency.

Police did not elaborate on what the medical emergency was, but said it caused the driver to lose control of the vehicle and crash into a wall.

Officers were notified around 12:30 a.m. of the crash and responded to the area where they found the man unresponsive in the car, police said.

Despite efforts by Long Beach fire personnel to save him, the man was pronounced dead at the scene, police said. The Los Angeles County Medical Examiner’s identified him as 62-year-old Dean Jones of Los Angeles.

Speed, impaired or distracted driving do not appear to be factors in the crash, authorities said.