The Long Beach Police Department said Friday that a 35-year-old man who lost control of his motorcycle and crashed into a stopped truck on Pacific Coast Highway last month has died from his injuries.

Police said the Dec. 18 crash that happened at around 7:40 p.m. was caused by the motorcyclist attempting a wheelie at a high speed while traveling westbound on PCH near Molino Avenue when he lost control of the bike and hit a truck that was stopped at a red light.

His motorcycle continued traveling westbound before it was hit by another car, police said.

The man was hospitalized with serious injuries, and on Friday the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office notified Long Beach police that the man died from his injuries Dec. 23. The man was only identified as a Long Beach resident.

There were 45 traffic deaths recorded in Long Beach in 2022.

Police are asking for witnesses to the accident to contact the department’s collision investigators at 562-570-7355. Anonymous tips can also be submitted to LA Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477.

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Jason Ruiz covers City Hall and politics for the Long Beach Post. Reach him at [email protected] or @JasonRuiz_LB on Twitter.