Coroner identifies man hit by motorcycle and killed in East Long Beach

The Coroner’s Office today released the name of a 76-year-old man who was struck by a motorcycle in Long Beach and later died at an area hospital.

The pedestrian was identified as Kent Carlsen, of Long Beach, according to the coroner’s office.

Carlsen was struck about 6:20 p.m. Tuesday at McNab Avenue and Stearns Street, the Long Beach Police Department reported.

“A motorcycle driven by a 23-year-old male resident of Long Beach was traveling at a high rate of speed westbound on Stearns Street when he struck (the) pedestrian … who was crossing Stearns Street in an unmarked crosswalk,” according to a LBPD statement.

“The motorcyclist remained on scene, sustained minor injuries and was transported to a local hospital,” police said. “Alcohol, drugs, and distracted driving are not believed to have been a factor in the collision.”

The motorcyclist’s name was not released.

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