Southbound Lakewood Boulevard, at Conant Street was closed Wednesday morning as police investigated a fatal crash. Photos by Stephanie Rivera.
UPDATE | Authorities have identified a motorcyclist killed this morning when he collided with the driver of a semi-truck near Long Beach Airport.
Jose Perez, 27, of South Gate was pronounced dead at the scene.
Officials said the driver of a semi-truck with an attached trailer, a 33-year-old Compton man, had stopped at a driveway on the 3400 block of Lakewood Boulevard waiting to enter the airport to make a delivery.
“The motorcyclist was traveling southbound Lakewood Boulevard at a high rate of speed,” Long Beach Police Department (LBPD) said in a statement. “The motorcyclist moved from the number 3 lane into the number 4 lane and collided with the truck waiting to enter the airport.”
PREVIOUSLY: Police Investigating Fatal Crash Involving Motorcycle, Semi-Truck in Long Beach
4/12/17 at 10:11AM | A motorcyclist was killed this morning when he rear-ended a semi-truck near the Long Beach Airport, authorities said.
The crash happened on Lakewood Boulevard near Conant Street at about 7:50AM.
The motorcyclist was traveling southbound on Lakewood Boulevard, south of Conant Avenue, when he struck the rear of the semi-truck, according to Nancy Pratt of the Long Beach Police Department (LBPD).
The victim, only identified as a man, sustained serious injuries and was determined dead at the scene by Long Beach paramedics, Pratt said.
The driver of the semi-truck remained at the scene.
Detectives with LBPD’s Collision Investigation Detail were at the scene this morning.
Anyone who may have witnessed the incident should contact CID detectives at (562) 570-7355.