A motorcyclist was killed in a crash in downtown Long Beach Sunday, police said today.
The crash was reported at 4:25PM on the eastbound Ocean Boulevard overcrossing to the northbound Long Beach (710) Freeway, according to the Long Beach Police Department.
The victim, identified only as a 24-year-old Los Angeles man, was found in a construction area below the overpass after being ejected from the motorcycle, a 2005 Honda found lying on the overpass.
A preliminary investigation found that the motorcyclist was splitting lanes between two vehicles on the overpass when he continued into the right lane on the overpass after passing the vehicles before it collided with the guard rail, officials stated.
The victim was thrown from the motorcycle over the guard rail.
The victim was transported by paramedics to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead. His name is being withheld pending notification of kin.
Alcohol/drug intoxication are not believed to be involved.
Any witnesses to this incident are asked to contact Long Beach Police Department Collision Investigation’s Detail at (562) 570-7355. Anonymous tips may be submitted through “LA Crime Stoppers” by calling 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).