On Monday at 6:50 p.m., Long Beach police officers were dispatched to the area of Long Beach Boulevard and Del Amo Boulevard regarding a report of an injury traffic collision involving a motorcycle and a truck, which resulted in the death of a male adult.
Upon arrival, officers located a motorcyclist and a truck that had collided. The Long Beach Fire Department responded and transported the motorcyclist to a local hospital in critical condition.
The preliminary investigation revealed a 1997 Chevy S10 truck driven by a 29-year-old male resident of Long Beach was traveling eastbound on Del Amo Boulevard and made a left turn into a parking lot. While making the turn, he struck a 2017 Honda Motorcycle driven by a 22-year-old male resident of Compton as he rode westbound on Del Amo Boulevard.
The driver of the Chevy remained on the scene and cooperated with the investigation. Neither impaired nor distracted driving is believed to have been a factor in the collision.
The motorcyclist succumbed to his injuries at the hospital. The Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office will assist in notifying the next-of-kin.
Anyone with information regarding the collision is asked to contact Detective Kelsey Myers of the Long Beach Police Department Collision Investigation Detail at (562)570-7355. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous may submit a tip through “LA Crime Stoppers” by calling 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), downloading the “P3 Tips” app to your smartphone (available at the Apple App store and Google Play), or visiting www.lacrimestoppers.org.