On December 13, 2018, at approximately 7:50 p.m., officers were dispatched to Ocean Boulevard east of CA-47 regarding a collision between a motorcycle and a vehicle, which resulted in the death of a male adult.
Once officers arrived they located a 58-year-old male resident of Huntington Beach lying in the westbound roadway of Ocean Boulevard. The subject was identified as the motorcyclist involved in the collision who was riding a 2002 Triumph America. Long Beach Fire personnel responded to the scene and determined the motorcyclist deceased. The motorcyclist's identification is being withheld pending notification of the next of kin.
The preliminary investigation revealed the collision occurred when the motorcyclist was possibly riding at a high rate of speed east on Ocean Boulevard past CA-47 and collided with the back of the Acura, which was also traveling eastbound. The collision threw the motorcyclist into one of the westbound lanes of traffic where he appeared to be struck by two different westbound motorists. Neither of the westbound motorists remained on scene.
Their vehicles are described as a dark-colored possible SUV and a silver pickup truck.
Officers also contacted a 33-year-old female resident of Long Beach and was identified as the driver of a 2008 Acura TL involved in the collision. She remained on scene, cooperated with the investigation, and alcohol and drugs are not being considered as factors in the collision for this motorist.
The investigation is ongoing and detectives are attempting to get further information regarding the vehicles that fled the scene. Anyone who may information regarding this incident is asked to call Long Beach Police Department Collision Investigation Detail Detective David Whelan at (562) 570-7355. Anonymous tips may be submitted by calling 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), texting TIPLA plus your tip to CRIMES (274637), or visiting www.lacrimestoppers.org.