Woman dies after motorcycle and car collision in North Long Beach

A 22-year-old woman died after her motorcycle collided with a van on Cherry Avenue Sunday night, said police.

The woman, whose identity is being withheld until next-of-kin have been notified, was riding a 2020 Kawasaki Ninja 400 northbound near the 6000 block of Cherry Avenue when she collided with a 1989 Ford Econoline van as it was pulling away from the curb, investigators said.

Officers arrived at the scene at 6:15 p.m. and performed life-saving measures on the victim. She was transported to a local hospital, where she died.

The van’s 72-year-old driver remained at the scene, had a valid driver’s license and cooperated with investigators, according to a press release.

The female victim was not licensed to operate a motorcycle and speed is being investigated as a possible factor in the collision, according to police. It is unknown if drugs or alcohol were a factor in the collision.

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