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Quentin Black Of Moreno Valley Arrested In Hit-And-Run Crash That Killed Long Beach Security Guard Derrick Smith

LONG BEACH (CBSLA) — A Moreno Valley man has been arrested in connection with a hit-and-run crash that killed a beloved security guard in Long Beach.

Quentin Darnell Black, 31, was arrested Monday and booked on one count of vehicular manslaughter with gross negligence and one count of felony hit-and-run resulting in death or injury.

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Long Beach police say Black was the driver of a 2012 Chevrolet Tahoe that sped into a security guard shack at Century Villages at Cabrillo apartment complex in the 2000 block of San Gabriel Avenue on Saturday afternoon. The security guard inside the shack, 54-year-old Derrick Smith, was killed in the collision.

The SUV was abandoned at the scene, and the driver ran off.

Black is being held on $100,000 bail. A court date has not been scheduled in the case, according to Los Angeles County jail records.

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