Motorcyclist killed in Central Long Beach crash along PCH

A motorcyclist was killed in a traffic collision near Pacific Coast Highway and Lemon Avenue Tuesday afternoon, police said.

Police said the crash happened around 4 p.m. Long Beach Fire Department personnel transported the motorcyclist to a local hospital where he was later pronounced dead, according to the Long Beach Police Department.

The driver of a car involved in the crash stayed at the scene. There were no initial signs of impairment for either driver, police said.

Pacific Coast Highway was shut down in both directions from Lewis Avenue to Alamitos Avenue due to a fatal traffic collision. Photo by Stephanie Rivera.

Pacific Coast Highway was shut down in both directions from Lewis Street to Alamitos Street while detectives investigated, according to police.

It wasn’t immediately clear what caused the crash.

The story will be updated as more information becomes available.

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Asia Morris has been with the Long Beach Post for five years, specializing in coverage of the arts. Her parents gave her the name because they wanted her to be a world traveler and they got their wish. She has obliged by pursuing art, journalism and a second career as a competitive cyclist.